B.S. Parks and Recreation Management Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

 

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS - 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

Mathematics - 3

Select one course.

  • MATH 1143 Mathematical Concepts
  • MATH 1153 Mathematical Applications
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics or a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities - 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities OR HIST 1033 World History

AND one of the following:

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • LIT 2333 Introduction to Film
  • LIT 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Introduction to Music I
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture
  • PHILO 1453 Introduction to Philosophy

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3

Select one course.

  • KINES 1133 Wellness Concepts & Exercise Appl

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) to total 40 

Parks and Recreation Management Major

Required Courses - 32

  • PRM 2102 Foundations of Parks and Recreation
  • PRM 3663 Recreation Management
  • PRM 3702 Recreational Areas and Facilities Mgmt
  • PRM 4113 Risk Management in Recreation OR KINES 4063 Legal Aspects of Phys. Ed., Rec, & Athl
  • PRM 4163 Community Recreation
  • PRM 4663 Outdoor Recreation
  • NRM 4773 Natural Resource Recreation Management
  • PRM 4996 Internship in Professional Recreation AND PRM 4997 Internship in Professional Recreation (Parks & Recreation – 520 hours)

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION (8-9 hours) - (Choose at least one)

Aquatics Specialization - 8

  • KINES 2212 First Aid OR PRM 3133 Emergency Response
  • PRM 3161 Lifeguarding
  • PRM 3171 Lifeguard Instructor
  • PRM 3152 SCUBA
  • PRM 3262 Advanced SCUBA/SLAM

Fitness Specialization - 9

  • KINES 2502 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
  • KINES 4234 Exercise Physiology Lecture and Lab
  • KINES 3443 Kinesiology and Anatomy

Outdoor Recreation Specialization - 8-9

  • PRM 3432 Ropes Course Facilitation
  • PRM 3452 Advanced Ropes
  • PRM 3122 Wilderness First Aid
  • PRM 3113 Sailing, Canoeing, Hiking and Climbing
  • PRM 3132 Wilderness Survival

Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement Specialization - 8

  • PRM 3122 Wilderness First Aid
  • PRM 3133 Emergency Response
  • PRM 3161 Lifeguarding
  • PRM 3441 High Angle Rescue
  • NRM 4201 The Park Ranger
  • NRM 4211 Game and Fish Law
  • PRM 4221 Small Craft Safety
  • PRM 4231 Custody and Control
  • PRM 4241 Firearm Safety
  • NRM 4172 Natural Resource Law

Sport Management Specialization - 8-9

  • KINES 2242 Sports Officiating
  • KINES 4052 Sociology of Sport
  • KINES 4122 Organization & Adm of Athletics
  • KINES 4222 Organiz & Mngmt of Intramural Sports
  • PRM 4122 Recreation and Sports Management Law
  • PRM 4132 Recreation and Sports Employment Law
  • PRM 4142 Ethics in Recreation and Sports Mngmt
  • PRM 4152 Recreation and Sports Mngmnt Statistics
  • PRM 4502 Rodeo Management
  • PSYCH 4133 Psychology of Sports

Sport and Recreation Activity Specialization - 8-9

  • KINES 1932 Tech Applied to Gym, Fitness and Aquatics
  • KINES 1942 Techniques Applied to Individual Sports
  • KINES 1952 Techniques Applied to Team Sports
  • PRM 3113 Sailing, Canoeing, Hiking and Climbing
  • PRM 3432 Ropes Course Facilitation

Wildland Fire Management Specialization - 9

(1ST two courses required)

  • NRM 2103 Wildland Fire Mngmt
  • PRM 4322 Adv Wildland Fire Mngmt

Choose from remaining courses to complete 9 hour requirement

  • NRM 2112 Adv Firefighting Methods
  • NRM 2132 Fireline Leadership & ICS
  • NRM 2122 Ignition Operations
  • NRM 4352 Wildland Fuel Reduction

Minor - 18-24

Electives to bring total to 120

TOTAL HOURS - 120 

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 120

Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 55

Minimum credit hours in upper-division (3000/4000 courses) - 40

Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses) in major completed at SWOSU - 8

Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30

Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.00

Minimum Grade Point Average in major - 2.00