Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 51

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
RPT 200 Foundations of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
RPT 300 Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 325 Information Technology in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 350 Facilitating Wellness Through Leisure 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
RPT 390 Leisure Travel and Tourism 3
RPT 410 Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation 3
RPT 440 Urban Recreation and Parks 3
RPT 520 Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resources 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
RPT 400 Programming in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 500 Organization and Administration of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 600GW Professionalism in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism - GWAR 4 3
Major Emphasis Area 4 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
RPT 680 Planning and Evaluating Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
RPT 690 Internship in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 12
 Units15
 Total Units120
1

All LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) are met within the major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Emphasis Area (3 units)

Select a minimum of one of the following based on interest and advisor approval. Suggested Emphasis Areas and related courses:

Commercial Recreation/Tourism and Events

RPT 340 Conference, Event Planning, and Management (3 units)

RPT 460 Recreation Destination Resorts (3 units)

RPT 540 Start-Up and Sustainable Operations of Tourism, Event and Recreation Enterprises (3 units)

RPT 670 Advanced Conference, Event Planning, and Management (3 units)

Community Recreation/Wellness

RPT 210 Arts and Crafts for Leisure (3 units)

RPT 340 Conference, Event Planning, and Management (3 units)

RPT 445 Recreation Therapy and the Expressive Arts (3 units)

Outdoor Recreation/Natural Resources

RPT 430 Ecology of Outdoor Recreation (3 units)

RPT 640 Recreational Use of National Parks and Protected Areas (3 units)

Nonprofit Recreation/Human Services

RPT 210 Arts and Crafts for Leisure (3 units)

RPT 340 Conference, Event Planning, and Management (3 units)

RPT 470 Care Break: Alternative Spring Break Service (3 units)

RPT 570 Developing and Managing Resources in Nonprofit Agencies (3 units)