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Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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Recreation Adminstration Major

Like Fly Fishing? Consider a recreation degree.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, career opportunities are growing faster than average for graduates in Recreation Administration. Graduates may find employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • Campus Recreation
  • Commercial Recreation
  • Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Military Recreation (MWR)
  • Municipal Parks and Recreation
  • National and State Parks
  • Nonprofit Agencies
  • Sport-Related Agencies
  • Travel and Tourism

Program of Study

The major in Recreation Administration requires 48 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to core and elective courses in the major, all majors are required to complete a minimum of 150 pre-internship volunteer or paid contact hours in the field. The capstone experience of the degree is a 12 credit hour internship (480 hours).

Learn More

To learn more about the Recreation Major, please visit:

WKU Recreation Administration logo

(270) 745-2498

Follow us @RecMajorWKU  #WKURecAdmin


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 Last Modified 9/25/14