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    Nov 27, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Event and Sport Management, BS (Recreation and Event Management track)

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A Bachelor of Science with a major in recreation, event and sport management and a focus on recreation and event management can prepare you for entry-level positions in practically all aspects of the sports and recreation services industry.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in recreation, event and sport management (Recreation and Event Management Track).

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “General university requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Minor requirements, 18 hours

  • The RESM degree with a Recreation and Event Management (REM) track is designed as a 2 + 2 program.
  • Students earning their associate in arts or associate in science degrees from a Texas college will come with 60 semester credit hours that will be applied to their RESM BS degree.
  • Students who may need additional hours after the general education core, RESM core, REM track courses, and internship, may select a predetermined minor or interdisciplinary courses in conjunction with their faculty advisor to complete their BS degree.
  • Student may choose a pre-defined minor from another discipline.

Other requirements

  • A minimum grade of C is required in each RESM course, and
  • A 2.5 overall GPA is required on all RESM courses
  • A minimum UNT GPA of 2.0 and an overall GPA of 2.0 are required for graduation. Overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT.


  1. Each recreation, event and sport management student is required to complete a total of 12 credit hours of on-site internship experience (RECR 4100 ).
  2. Recreation and event management and sport and event management students must complete a minimum of 480 clock hours to meet this requirement.
  3. RESM 4100  (12 hours) is required of all majors in an approved setting appropriate for their career interest area. The student must meet several requirements prior to enrollment in this course, including:
  • Completion of RESM 3050  and RESM 4050 , plus seven additional RESM core courses;
  • A minimum of 2.25 overall GPA; a minimum of 2.50 GPA in all RESM courses with a C or better in each course;
  • Verification of 400 “service” hours of paid or voluntary experience in a recreation, park, sport or leisure service agency within the past 48 months; and
  • Departmental permission to enroll in the course.

The internship is typically a 30- to 40-hours per week affiliation with an approved agency. It is usually taken during the last term/semester.


Students are encouraged to see their academic or faculty advisor and the department degree audit advisor each term/semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

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