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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Parks and Recreation Management, BS

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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 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Students should choose one course from the following list:

Students should choose one course from the following list:

General Electives

Students should choose 37-40 hours of major and general electives approved by their advisor.

Admission criteria:

All requirements for admission to Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) must be met by the beginning of the semester after students apply for admission. The following are requirements for admission:

  1. Declare the major and submit the major declaration essay

    To declare PRM as their major, students should write the major declaration essay. Instructions are in the PRM Student Handbook found on the PRM website. This essay allows faculty to get to know candidates and their interests. It also gives them a feel for students’ writing and communication skills and allows faculty to link each student with an advisor best matched with their interests.

  2. Advisor Meeting

    Students will be assigned an advisor after completing the essay. In the initial advising meeting, they will work with their advisor to create a degree completion plan.

  3. GPA Requirement

    Students must earn and maintain a 2.5 GPA for all courses taken at WCU.

Visit the department’s website at: https://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/ceap/humanserv/prm/ to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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