ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2019  
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Parks and Recreation Management, B.S.

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The Parks and Recreation Management Program promotes resourcefulness, independent thinking, the ability to cope with change, and service to society – by preparing leaders in the parks, recreation and leisure services fields. The program prepares professionals to design, plan, promote, and deliver the physical and social components of the leisure service industry. This includes skills in administration, management, research and evaluation, leadership, and instruction. Graduates will be prepared to manage resources, facilities and programs, and to lead and instruct for programs in commercial, public, and non-profit settings. Total number of hours for the program: 120.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 


Electives, 39-42 hours of major and general electives approved by your advisor.

Admission criteria:

All requirements for admission to Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) must be met by the beginning of the semester following the semester in which the student submitted the application. The following are requirements for admission:

  1. complete an essay after reviewing current PRM journals on reasons for becoming a PRM major;
  2. complete a personal strategic plan with an adviser in which the plan should include involvement in professional activities as well as academic expectations;
  3. earn (and maintain) a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on hours attempted at WCU.

Visit the department’s website at: to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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