Minor in Recreation Studies
Declaring This Minor
Schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisor for your primary degree program.
If your major falls outside of the College of Education, you can discuss and declare your desired minor with an advisor in that other college. To find your Academic Advisor, click here.
NOTE: The address below links to the current Undergraduate Catalog online.
If your catalog designation is older than the current catalog, you should select from the 'Previous Catalogs' option listed there, in addition to discussing your degree program requirements with an advisor.
Minor in Recreation Studies
NOTE: This resource is intended to help you PLAN AHEAD, so be sure to reference the link below before taking transfer coursework whenever possible.
Students planning to earn college credit at another institution for eventual transfer to Texas State should refer to the Transfer Equivalency Guide to determine how that coursework would be evaluated by Admissions.
Minimum Requirements for Graduation
All Texas State students must meet the University's minimum Grade-Point Requirements for graduation, including a 2.00 Minor GPA if declared.
CANCELLED for Summer 2023
Faculty-Led program in Melbourne, Australia
CRITERIA: 2.5 Texas State GPA, sophomore classification
[otherwise no additional course prerequisites]
All majors, including outside of the College of Education, welcome! Students will tour recreation facilities and parks, meet with managers from all sectors of the recreation industry, learn from faculty in Australia and potentially assist with an activity or event with an Australian partner. The trip will also include visits to cultural and scenic locations in and around Melbourne. The majority of coursework will be completed online and will be available for students to work on prior to departure. There will be class meetings throughout the program. Students will have free time on evenings and weekends to explore on their own.
The following course offerings are planned:
REC 3325, REC 3340, REC 4337 [note that typical prerequisite course requirements are being waived for this study abroad experience]
Questions may be directed to Dr. Zimmermann at email@example.com.
TO APPLY: Interested students must complete the following three steps in order to be considered for participation:
Schedule and attend an advising appointment to determine if you will meet the eligibility requirements to study abroad next summer.
Submit the Study Abroad Pre-Approval Request Form for initial review by the Recreation Administration faculty.
Complete the official study abroad application online by their stated deadline (estimated November 2022 - early February 2023).
Join the Association of Recreation Enthusiasts.
A.R.E. is a welcoming and cohesive student organization where members can enjoy and participate in all forms of recreation while also focusing on professional development.
Course Substitution Requests
You may request evaluation of a course taken previously or that you plan to take to confirm whether it is equivalent to a degree requirement in your minor.
If approved, provide documentation of that approval to your advisor in order for the course substitution to be reflected on your Degree Audit.
Submit: Minor in Recreation Administration Substitution Request