Centennial Honors College

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration

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

General Honors Requirements

  • GH 299 (one semester hour)
  • 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]

Departmental Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 9 semester hours of honors courses in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration for honors credit.  All Recreation courses at the 300 or 400 level may be taken for honors credit as students complete In-Course Honors Projects.  An “H” is added to regular course numbers to signify honors credit.  The student and instructor must submit the "In-Course Honors" Enrollment Form to the Honors College.
  • Students must choose one of the following options:
    • RPTA 490H (Honors Thesis)
      • Students complete 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 a faculty advisor chosen from the RPTA Faculty.
    • RPTA 490H (Honors Project)
      • Students may complete a 3-hour honors culminating project, RPTA 490H (Honors Project), which must be completed in one semester.  The content and extent of the Honors Project is decided upon by the student and a faculty advisor chosen from the RPTA Faculty.
    • RPTA 499H (Honors Internship Project)
      • Students will complete an additional honors project or paper in conjunction with the RPTA 499 Internship.  The content and extent of the additional work is decided upon by the student and the student’s faculty internship advisor.

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) or RPTA 490H (Honors Project) or RPTA 499H (Honors Internship Project)