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Academic Program Guide

Recreation and Tourism Management

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available at BOTH the main campus in Tallahassee, FL and the Panama City, FL campus. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Dedman College of Hospitality is nationally and internationally known. The Recreation and Tourism Management degree curriculum is designed so students not only learn the hospitality industry, but they are specifically prepared to lead in the recreation and tourism field. Graduates understand the basic functions, objectives, and tools of recreation and tourism that are common to all management roles within this field.

Professionals in this field manage facilities, programs, and services that enrich people’s lives by providing high quality memorable experiences in the leisure time of both residents and tourists.

To be admitted to the major, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a “C minus" or better in the Admission Prerequisite Course (CGS2100 or CGS2518 ) and have the required overall GPA of a 2.00 or higher.

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division Major:
To be admitted to this program, students must have the following:
1) Completion of at least 52 semester hours;
2) A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all college work attempted;
3) Satisfactory completion of required prerequisite coursework.

Mapping Coordinator: Renee Dyehouse

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics OR ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE History3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
GE Natural Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Math Course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CGS2100 Microcomputer Applications OR CGS2518 Spreadsheets3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
SIP course3
Oral Communication Competency course3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics (LEI 2318 Events, Ethics & Sustainability Recommended)3
Writing course3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete CGS2100 or CGS2518 ( ≥ C minus )
Be in Good Academic Standing with the University
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
LEI 1000 Introduction to Recreation and Tourism3
LEI 3420 Recreation Activities Leadership3
HFT 3424 Hospitality Financial Analysis3
HFT or LEI Elective 3
HFT or LEI Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete HFT3424 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
LEI 3843 Commercial Recreation and Tourism3
HFT 3431 Managerial Accounting 3
HFT or LEI Elective 3
HFT or LEI Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 6
No Milestones
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
HFT 4502 integrated Marketing3
HFT 3700 Tourism and Environment3
HFT or LEI Elective 3
HFT or LEI Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
HFT 4224 Leadership & Ethics3
LEI 4602 Planning and Maintenance of Facilities3
HFT 3941 Internship3
HFT or LEI Elective3
HFT 4941 Work Experience0
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: : Parks and Recreation Director, Guest Services Director, Athletics Supervisor, Cultural Arts Supervisor, Recreation Program Director, Recreation Supervisor, Campus Recreation Director, Facility Manager, Resort Activities Director, Aquatics Supervisor, Tour Guide/Director, Fishing Charters Manager, Marina Manager, Program Director, Outdoor Recreation Manager, Conservation Manager, Park Ranger, Camp Coordinator.

Representative Employers: National and state recreation and park agencies, nonprofit community organizations, commercial recreation businesses, visitor and convention bureau, employee recreation programs, armed forces recreation, private clubs, resorts, colleges and universities, camps, tourism agencies, retirement communities, recreation/fishing product suppliers, equestrian centers, and commercial marinas.

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