Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an approved ADT. All lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Communication Studies are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Major: 39 Units

  • Core (30 units)
  • Major Electives (9 units) - RPT 390 or RPT 520 and 6 units selected from the list below

University Electives: 15 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., both in UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
RPT 200 Foundations of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Major Core, D1) 3
RPT 300 Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Major Core) 3
RPT 325 Information Technology in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Elective): 3
Leisure Travel and Tourism (GP)
Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resources (ES)
Select One (Major Core): 3
Conference, Event Planning, and Management
Campus Recreation
Programming Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Experiences
Second Semester
RPT 350 Facilitating Wellness Through Leisure (Major Core) 3
Major Elective 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
Third Semester
RPT 600GW Professionalism in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Major Elective 1 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
US History 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
RPT 500 Organization and Administration of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Major Core) 3
RPT 690 Internship in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (Major Core) 3-12
University Elective - Take Three 9
 Total Units60-69

Major Electives

RPT 205 Adventure Travel (3 units) (D1)

RPT 210 Growth Through Art and Leisure (3 units) (C1)

RPT 230 Growth Through Adventure (3 units) (C2)

RPT 280 Developmental Play Processes (3 units) (D1)

RPT 410 Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation (3 units) (SJ)

RPT 440 Urban Recreation and Parks (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, SJ)

RPT 460 Recreation Destination Resorts (3 units)

RPT 470 Travel with Purpose (3 units)

RPT 605 Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel (3 units) (UD-D, ES, GP, SJ)

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

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) that are approved for the BA in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration are:

Business Administration 2.0 (AS-T)

Child & Adolescent Development (AA-T)

Communication Studies (AA-T)

Environmental Science (AS-T)

Geography (AA-T)

Hospitality Management (AS-T)

Kinesiology (AS-T)

Public Health (AS-T)