The community recreation major consists of 39 credit hours of coursework, 30 hours of internship. Core courses cover such topics as leadership, administration, risk management, promotions, programming and budgeting. A pre-internship class assists in successful internship and career preparation and placement. Emphasis is placed on practical application of current ideas and technologies, extensive contact and involvement with professionals and alumni, and the development of competencies sought by employers.
Before fulfilling the internship requirement, CMU Community Recreation students must have 500 hours of volunteer or employed experience in a recreation setting, 350 hours of which must take place in a community recreation setting. Undergraduate students may earn college credit for supervised field experiences that allow face-to-face leadership opportunities in a recreation setting.
Many CMU students are active in professional associations to assist in their growth and development.
B.S., B.A., & B.A.A. Degree Requirements
Requirements for all degrees in RPL's Community Recreation concentration may differ depending on the year you enroll with our program. To get the latest requirements, please visit CMU's online academic bulletin. The online academic bulletin allows for full customization of your program, and includes the most current course descriptions.
CMU Online Academic Bulletin - https://bulletins.cmich.edu/
Our department has designated faculty to assist you with your Community Recreation degree.
For all students : Lori Irwin