Centennial Honors College

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Honors students in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration must complete all requirements for a major in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in Honors courses

Lower Division Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Upper Division Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 12 semester hours of honors courses in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration for honors credit. The 12 hours must include a 3-hour honors thesis course. There will be no special honors sections of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration classes. All Recreation courses at the 300 or 400 level may be taken for honors credit. An “H” may be added to regular course numbers to signify honors credit. The student and instructor must complete a “Permission to Enroll in In-course Honors” form before the “H” may be added. The completed forms serve as a contract, so they must be approved by the Department Honors Advisor or the Department Chairmen.
  • As stated above, the 12 hours of honors courses must include a 3-hour honors thesis course, RPTA 490H (Honors Thesis), which may be spread over more than one semester. The content and extent of the Honors Thesis is decided upon by the student and advisor, with approval by the Departmental Honors Advisor or Chair.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 12 semester hours of departmental honors courses which must include RPTA 490H (Honors Thesis)