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    Sep 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Event and Sport Management, BS

The Recreation, Event, and Sport Management degree 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.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in recreation and leisure studies.

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 “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Internship, 12 hours

  • Each Recreation, Event, and Sport Management student is required to complete a total of 12 credit hours of internship/on-site experience (RESM 4100 ).
  • Students must complete a minimum of 480 clock hours to meet this requirement.
  • The student must meet several requirements prior to enrollment in this course, including:
    • Completion of RESM 4150  (Capstone/Pre-Internship) with a “C” or better;
    • A minimum of 2.25 overall GPA; a minimum of 2.50 GPA in all RESM courses with a “C” or better in each RESM course;
    • Verification of 100 hours of paid or voluntary experience in at least two different recreation, sport, park, or leisure service agencies 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.

Minor requirements, 18 hours

  • Student may choose a pre-defined minor from another discipline.

  • Students may choose an interdisciplinary minor by selecting any six courses (18 hours) from outside the RESM program.

Recreation, event and sport management electives, 15 hours

Student must choose any five courses with the RESM prefix.

The five courses from the electives requirement cannot include the RESM Core, Capstone and/or Internship courses listed above.

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. 


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.