Students majoring in the Recreation, Tourism & Events Program receive a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism with either a specialization in Recreation Management, Tourism Management or Event Management.
Recreation Management majors may focus their studies on community based recreation such as city parks and recreation or not for profit organizations like YMCA's; on outdoor resource recreation, for instance working for the United States Forest Service or other land management agencies; or pursuing entrepreneurial ideas of their own related to recreation. Each of these areas is based on principles of sustainable practices that take into consideration people, economics, communities and the environment.
Tourism Management students may choose a career managing and directing programs, facilities, and people at resorts, convention centers, cruise lines, airlines, travel companies and hotels, among others.
Event Planning is our newest specialization addressing the growing special event, convention, and festival industry.
Besides majoring in Recreation or Tourism Management, students at CWU may receive a minor in one of the following areas:
For admission to RTE majors there are no prerequisite courses required. The following lists the process for application.
Meet with a program advisor
For more information contact one of the Recreation and Tourism Faculty:
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