B.A.R.A. in Recreation Administration
The B.A.R.A. degree program is designed to develop skills preparatory to leadership and supervisory roles in a variety of leisure service careers, including municipal, outdoor, therapeutic, military, church, youth, commercial/tourism, and industrial agencies and organizations.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124
General Education Requirements
See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences.
An additional 27 hours is required in the following related subjects: Psy 301 or FCS 323; Mktg 351; 6 hours from Mgmt 371, Mgmt 383, or Mgmt 391; HP 203; HP 191; CSCI 191; 3 hours of history; and Speech 102 or 105.
The B.A.R.A. degree requires 39 semester hours of RA courses: RA 194, 200, 262, 301, 302, 332, 375, 425, 471, 391, 392, 400, and *401.
*Students are required to complete a 400 hour, minimum 10 week, capstone internship experience.
Other Academic Requirements
Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the RA core courses presented for their degree.
All RA majors must complete either the 19-hour therapeutic recreation track (see requirements listed under the track) or one of the following minors: biological science, international studies, economics, English, geology, mass media and communications, political science, psychology, public policy leadership, accountancy, business administration, sociology, a modern language, or other minor approved by an academic adviser.