A minimum GPA of 2.3 is required to get into upper division. Use the online GPA calculator to figure out grades needed to achieve your desired GPA.
All RTM Majors are required to complete 125 hours of Supervised Field Work (RTM 284).
The supervised field work consists of 125 hours’ experience in recreation leadership. Observation and participation in community recreation leadership. Practical experience in a variety of recreational settings. Eight hours per week at an agency.
Please note: Retail is not considered hospitality experience. If you are unsure that your job fulfills this requirement or need assistance in finding employment, please set up a meeting with a lower division advisor.
In your 2nd semester of your sophomore year, you must attend a Pre-Internship Meeting. This is an important part of understanding the required internships and your attendance ensures your placement on the "Internship Search Database" where you will receive frequent postings that qualify for the 398 internship. Ms. Christina
Once you have completed requirements 1-3 you must be signed into upper division by the RTM Faculty Advisor.
21 units selected from the following 5 competency areas. At least 3 units from each of the following 5 competency areas.Electives (Environmental Sustainability – Select at least 1 Course)
Internship in Recreation and Tourism Management (6 or 12 units classes): Twenty off-campus hours required per week for 6-unit program, or 40 off-campus hours required per week for 12-unit programs. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or department chair, completion of all required lower division recreation courses, and completion of both Standard or Multimedia First Aid certificate and CPR certificate by end of semester. For a six unit internship: 250 hours of professional work experience in recreation and tourism management. For a 12 unit internship: 500 hours required Credit for course requires completion of ePortfolio. Maximum credit 12 units.
The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is passionate in providing international experiences for our students. Sustainable Tourism students are required to study abroad. It’s an AMAZING experience. Study abroad for a year, a semester, a summer, or a faculty lead trip. There are lots of options.
To meet this requirement, Sustainable Tourism Management Emphasis must complete one of the following with the pre-approved and written consent of the undergraduate adviser:
Scholarships are available for International Experience. The International Experience should meet the student learning outcomes of the emphasis in sustainable tourism management.
The Recreation and Tourism Management program provides a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Recreation Administration. Our program provides three emphasis areas that encompass the diverse field: