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Academic Program Guide

Recreation, Tourism and Events

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2020 and after)

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 multicultural 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 (course and/or GPA) 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.

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.

Mapping Coordinator: Kim Burkes

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Math3
GE Core Natural Science w/ Lab4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE History3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science3
GE Core Social Science3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
CGS2060 Computer Literacy3
Oral Communication Competency3
GE Social Science3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 4
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher and good academic standing
Term 5 hrs
LEI3004 Introduction to Recreation, Tourism and Events3
LEI3312 Introduction to Special Events3
LEI3420 Recreation Activities Leadership3
Recommended Specialization Course3
Recommended Specialization Course3
Milestones 5
C minus or better in all LEI courses
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
LEI3843 Commercial Recreation and Tourism3
LEI3435 Planning Recreational Experiences3
LEI4921 Field Work in Recreation, Tourism and Events1
LEI4524 Leadership and Supervision in Recreation, Tourism and Events3
Recommended Specialization Course3
Recommended Specialization Course3
Milestones 6
C minus or better in all LEI courses
Complete 4 LEI courses
Term 7 hrs
LEI4551 Administration in Recreation, Tourism and Events3
LEI4881 Assessment, Research and Evaluation 3
LEI4930 Senior Seminar 1
LEI4921 Field Work in Recreation, Tourism and Events 1
LEI4602 Planning and Maintenance of Facilities3
Recommended Specialization Course3
Milestones 7
C minus or better in all LEI courses
Complete 9 hours of approved specialization courses
Term 8 hrs
LEI4940 Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Events15
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Recreation Director, Special Events Manager, Guest Services Director, Sports Supervisor, Cultural Arts Supervisor, Recreation Program Director, Recreation Supervisor, Campus Recreation Director, Facility Manager, Resort Activities Director, Aquatic Supervisor, Tour Director, Conventions Coordinator.

Representative Employers: City recreation and park agencies, nonprofit community organizations, event management companies, commercial recreation businesses, employee recreation programs, armed forces recreation, private clubs, resort recreation and event divisions, colleges and universities, camps, sports organizations, tourism agencies, resort and retirement communities.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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