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Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #134 (BCR) College Station, TX, United States
At theRecreation, Park and Tourism Sciences programme offered by Texas A&M University you will gain valuable knowledge about managing resources (human, natural, cultural, financial, community, physical) for recreation and tourism as well as improving community quality of life.
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Your coursework will engage you in the study of planning, positioning, leadership, problem-solving, innovation, policy, marketing, and finance. It will include both domestic and international perspectives, and will involve application of scientific principles and processes to management problems you will study both behavioral and life sciences.

We enhance individual and social well-being and environmental and economic sustainability by generating and disseminating knowledge about the management and development of recreation, park, community, and tourism resources.

The Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences programme at Texas A&M University mission is achieved through undergraduate and graduate education, outreach, and research that integrate social science and natural resource management disciplines. We strive to understand and respond to the global and local implications of recreation, parks, tourism, and natural resource dimensions of diverse and changing societies.  We endeavor to conduct an effective mix of theoretical and applied research, and liberal and professional education that prepares society-ready graduates and provides responsive service and outreach that meets the needs of our constituents.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Tourism
  • Park and Tourism Operations
  • Leisure and Outdoor Recreation in American Culture
  • Application of Tourism Principles
  • Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies
  • Methods of Environmental Interpretation
  • Foundations of Community and Community Development
  • Planning and Implementation of Events and Programs

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Required documents:

  • Essays. Essay A (Required): Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.Essay B (Required): Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how?
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  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40476 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40476 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12744 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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