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
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
RPT 340 Conference, Event Planning, and Management 3
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
 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 690 Internship in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 12
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 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 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 Growth through Art and Leisure (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 Growth through Art and Leisure (3 units)

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

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