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Recreation Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
If you dream of working at management-level positions in the diverse field of parks and recreation, the Recreation Management program of Suny Cortland is for you. You will combine advanced-level study in recreation management and administration with supporting management science courses in the Economics Department.
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Career Potential

  • Parks and recreation director
  • State park manager
  • Recreation administrator in a nonprofit agency
  • Commercial recreation management
  • Special events planner

What Will I Learn?

  • Resourcefulness, service learning and independent thinking in and out of the classroom
  • Analyze commercial recreation development and management
  • Study the planning, design and management of recreation resources

Get involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with these opportunities such as internships and fieldwork in parks, hospitals, recreation departments and other settings in the U.S. and abroad during the Recreation Management program of Suny Cortland.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students: applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Recreation Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Rock Climbing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary school or school leaving certificate
  • Official college transcripts from any colleges you have attended
  • Exam scores documenting your English proficiency if English is not your native language
  • International Student Financial Statement and supporting documents
  • A photocopy of the information page from your current passport
  • A completed copy of the SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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