Program Overview

California State University in East Bay offers the Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Recreation, which may be completed entirely through a virtual classroom, allowing students the flexibility to earn a degree to pursue advanced career opportunities. The College of Education and Allied Studies has created an online Recreation degree preparing students to become professionals in industries offering leisure to individuals seeking to experience the most out of life. The curriculum aims to develop a student’s understanding of the overall impact leisure activities have when contributing to local economy’s well-being. Students will learn about the basic practices of applying organization, planning and management to better capitalize on resources of travelers and tourists.

Leisure is a large income-producing sector of the world's economy and the hospitality/service industry is a prime employer of well qualified candidates suitable to work in a dynamic environment. Students of the BS program in Recreation will need to complete the required general education courses, a core curriculum of management and hospitality topics and complete a chosen area of concentration. The degree offers two concentrations within the program: Leisure Management and Recreation Therapy.

Graduates may use the learned academic foundation for immediate entry in the competitive service industry. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates may be able to pursue many positions involving varied responsibilities and endless opportunities. The BS in Leisure should enable graduates to create and execute programs, events, and experiences designed specifically for the cliental they seek.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    School Overview

    With a current strategy focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), California State University East Bay, founded in 1957, continues progressing forward into the twenty-first century. Cal State University East Bay awards 50-plus bachelor’s and over 35 master’s degrees, along with certificates, in more than 100 fields of study.

    The Cal State East Bay Online campus provides flexible programming while offering multiple degree options. Classes are based on 11-week quarter sessions, and many students entering with fulfilled course prerequisites can complete the degree programs in two years. For students requiring the first two years of lower division courses, Cal State East Bay maintains links to neighboring community colleges that offer online transfer programs. Furthermore, online courses are asynchronous and many include reading, weekly assignments, and class discussions.


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