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Recreation, Parks and Tourism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Recreation, Parks and Tourism has three major concentrations:

  • Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Concentration  
  • Recreation Therapy Concentration  
  • Tourism and Special Events Concentration 

All requirements for the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism are outlined below:

  • Students must take Core Curriculum, major requirements, course work for one of the three concentrations, and RCPT electives.
  • New or transfer students accepted for admission by RU must declare RCPT as a major prior to the first day of classes. All others follow the policy below.
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher at RU in order to declare the RCPT major. A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.5 are required to enroll in RCPT 413 - Professional Issues in Recreation, Parks and Tourism and RCPT 470 - Internship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Activity Leadership and Analysis 
  • Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Tourism 
  • Legal Liability and Risk Management 
  • Professional Issues in Recreation Parks and Tourism 
  • Recreation Workshop 
  • Recreation Administration 
  • Research and Technology_Applications in Recreation Parks and Tourism 
  • Internship 
Bachelor of Arts requirements:
  • Students should consult with their academic advisor as to which degree option best suits their needs.
  • The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described in the catalog.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT I and/or ACT scores
  • All the above plus:
  • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
  • Writing
  • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
  • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant
  • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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