Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.
Students will complete the accredited core in Recreation and Leisure Services (50 credits). They will also complete three required classes from the Entrepreneurship program (ENTP: 389, 411, and 412 for a total 12 credits). In addition to the required Entrepreneurship classes listed above, students are directed to take two additional Entrepreneurship electives from an approved list (see curriculum guide) for an additional (8) credits or 20 total credits from the Entrepreneurship Program.
Students must also complete a professional internship, per the accrediting body for RCLS - COAPRT (12 credits). In total, students will complete (82) credits across the RCLS and Entrepreneurship Programs (RCLS = 62 / Entrepreneurship = 20).
Students will have the option to take additional elective credits from Entrepreneurship (above and beyond the three required classes and two elective classes) or they can complete a WAMS minor or certificate to bring their total up to 90 credits.
|Required–1500 hours of practical experience–see advisor.|
|Required Core Courses|
|RCLS 201||RECREATION AND LEISURE IN MODERN SOCIETY||4|
|RCLS 220||LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||3|
|RCLS 240||OVERVIEW OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES||4|
|RCLS 270||DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||2|
|RCLS 313||PUBLIC LANDS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION||4|
|RCLS 360||FACILITY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN||4|
|RCLS 385||PROGRAMMING IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||4|
|RCLS 400||LEGAL FOUNDATIONS IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||4|
|RCLS 425||EVALUATION, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||4|
|RCLS 435||EMPLOYMENT PROCESSES IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||2|
|RCLS 455||RESORT AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION MANAGEMENT||3|
|RCLS 470||ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||4|
|RCLS 480||BUDGETING IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES||4|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|ENTP 389||BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH||4|
|ENTP 411||FINDING AND EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES||4|
|ENTP 412||BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN||4|
|Choose Two Entrepreneurship Electives||8|
|ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR AND THINKING|
|LEARNING FROM OTHERS: ENTREPRENEURIAL CASE ANALYSIS|
|LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY|
|ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE|
|PUBLIC RELATIONS IN BUSINESS AND FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP|
|Required Professional Internship|
|RCLS 492||EXPERIENCE ECONOMY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP||12|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|RCLS 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE IN RECREATION||4|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
Degree Works calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BA in Experience Economy Entrepreneurship from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate a working knowledge of technology and its various uses in the recreation profession;
- demonstrate a working knowledge of the career and entrepreneurship opportunities available upon graduation;
- demonstrate an awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion, and will demonstrate multi‐cultural competence in recreation and leisure service delivery settings;
- demonstrate an understanding of the history, breadth, depth, and complexity of the recreation and leisure services industry;
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
- demonstrate knowledge of and skill at research, problem-solving, and critical thinking;
- demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and significance of the travel and tourism industry;
- demonstrate the ability to develop and lead a variety of recreationally and developmentally appropriate programs and activities across the human life span;
- be prepared to start their own business;
- be prepared to seek employment in Phase II companies (government designation for growth and capital raising businesses);
- be prepared to lead change initiatives in existing companies (entrepreneurship).