Dec 18, 2018  
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) 
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Parks and Recreation - BS

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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The HPER Department offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Parks and Recreation. This program prepares students to become professionals in the areas of public, private, commercial and voluntary settings of parks and recreation. Graduates of the program will be capable of leading, programming, directing, planning, designing, managing, and administering parks and recreation programs. A 2.75 total GPA is required for graduation.

University Studies Requirements for Major

Students must complete the General Education Requirements 

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • For most students, a course taken for the major will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) and Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC). 


Parks and Recreation Major

New freshmen, transfer students, and students from other USU majors who have at least a 2.75 total GPA qualify to enter the Parks and Recreation major.

B. Additional Requirements

In addition to the above requirements for the major, students must complete a designated minor.

Parks and Recreation Major Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)

Students should consult with their advisor to develop a plan of study tailored to their individual needs and interests.

This plan allows for a 22 credit minor.

Freshman Year (30-31 credits)

First Semester (15-16 credits)

Second Semester (15 credits)

Sophomore Year (31 credits)

Second Semester (15 credits)

Junior Year (31 credits)

Senior Year (28 credits)

First Semester (15 credits)

Second Semester (13 credits)

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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