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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.


Degree Planning and Sequencing

NOTE:  Information included on checksheets is subject to change. 
For the most updated information for each degree plan, students should refer to the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog and track their progress using a Degree Audit.  Additionally, we encourage all students to meet on a semester basis with the Academic Advisor for their major, who will also offer guidance about course planning within the minor.

While students may continue following a catalog year degree plan for six years, other planning factors such as course offerings or rotations and prerequisite sequencing are subject to change each year.  For that reason, the most current degree plan checksheets and sequencing guides are available below; students with questions about navigating older degree plans are encouraged to meet with an advisor.

2024 Catalog

2023 Catalog


Transfer Planning

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.


Study Abroad

Summer 2024

Faculty-Led program in Melbourne, Australia

CRITERIA: 2.5 Texas State GPA, sophomore classification 
[otherwise no additional course prerequisites]

All majors are welcome! Students will have behind-the-scenes tours of recreation and sport facilities and parks, meet with managers from all sectors of the recreation and sport industry, and learn from faculty abroad. 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 4318G (approved substitution for REC 3340)
  • REC 4318H (approved substitution for REC 3351) 

*Note that typical prerequisite course requirements are being waived for this study abroad experience.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Zimmermann at jz15@txtate.edu

TO APPLY:  Interested students must complete the following three steps in order to be considered for participation:

1

Schedule and attend an advising appointment to determine if you will meet the eligibility requirements to study abroad next summer.

2

Submit the Study Abroad Pre-Approval Request Form for initial review by the Recreation Administration faculty.

3

Complete the official study abroad application online by their stated deadline (estimated November 2023 - early February 2024). 


Additional Opportunities

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