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Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality B.S.

Program Overview

Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business

Location: Kepner 1070A

Telephone: 970.351.2674

Website: mcb.unco.edu/programs/recreation-tourism-hospitality/

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The program is committed to providing students with the highest possible quality education in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality. All faculty members have had both academic and practical experience in their subject areas and place a special emphasis on excellence in instruction and academic advising.

The program is committed to involvement in the issues that affect the management of the recreation, tourism, and hospitality industries. Experiential learning in the program is structured by numerous volunteer opportunities, the practicum experience, and the internship experience.

The Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality program is designed to provide the student with leadership and middle management skills through instruction in core concepts, theories, and best practices in a variety of employment settings. 

Program Admission Requirements:

  • Enrolled students requesting a change of major to Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality must have an overall GPA of 2.3.

Program Requirements:

  • Students complete a 9-credit Internship experience. Current Advanced First Aid and CPR are prerequisites.
  • Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  • Students are approved for their internship by faculty.
  • Students must have completed all required courses in the major and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in major courses before beginning their internship.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

Written Communication — 6 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies [MS], and International Studies [IS] — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 42 credits

Complete all of the following courses:

BACS 101Business Computing

3

BAMG 355Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

3

ECON 205Principles of MicroeconomicsLAB1

3

RTH 203Introduction to Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 206Commercial Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 231Leadership in RTH

3

RTH 368Program Planning in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 390Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Administration and Law

3

RTH 453Management of RTH Services

3

RTH 490Evaluation and Research in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

RTH 492Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3-12

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical AnalysisLAX1

3

RTH 492: Take 9 credits

4. University-Wide Credits — 47 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for any degree at UNC; for this program, that will typically be 47 credits.

Four Year Plan

This four year plan is a recommended schedule to complete this bachelor's degree in 4 years. Courses are subject to availability. Students must consult with their major advisor to receive information on any additional graduation requirements and course sequence guidance. 

Year 1 – 30 credits

Fall Semester

BACS 101Business Computing

3

ENG 122College CompositionLAW1

3

RTH 203Introduction to Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

RTH 206Commercial Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical AnalysisLAX1

3

LAC Intermediate WritingLAW2

3

LAC Arts and HumanitiesLAA1LAA2LAA3LAA4

3

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

LAC Arts and Humanities: Choose U.S. Multicultural Studies (MS) or International Studies (IS) course.

Year 2 – 30 credits

Fall Semester

ECON 205Principles of MicroeconomicsLAB1

3

RTH 231Leadership in RTH

3

LAC HistoryLAH1

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

LAC History: Choose U.S. Multicultural Studies (MS) or International Studies (IS) course.

Spring Semester

RTH 368Program Planning in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

LAC Arts and HumanitiesLAA1LAA2LAA3LAA4

3

LAC Natural and Physical Sciences without LabLAS1

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Year 3 – 33 credits

Fall Semester

BAMG 355Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

3

RTH 390Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Administration and Law

3

LAC Natural and Physical Sciences with LabLAS1LASL

4

University-Wide Elective

2

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

RTH 453Management of RTH Services

3

LAC Arts and Humanities, History, or Social and Behavioral SciencesLAA1LAA2LAA3LAA4LAB1LAB2LAB3LAH1

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Year 4 – 27 credits

Fall Semester

RTH 490Evaluation and Research in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

RTH 492Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality

3-12

University-Wide Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:12

RTH 492: Take 9 credits

Advising Notes –

  • A grade of 'D' or 'F' in the Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality major courses must be repeated.

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