Recreation, Sport & Tourism, BS-MS

for the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Major in Recreation, Sport & Tourism


department website: http://rst.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Recreation, Sport, & Tourism Faculty


college catalog page: Applied Health Sciences

college website: http://ahs.illinois.edu/


The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) offers an integrated and accelerated program for outstanding students that combines a bachelor’s and master’s degree, referred to as the 5-year BS/MS option. This option can be completed in less time than is required for the two degrees separately. The 5-year BS/MS option is designed to provide students with the academic and professional skills needed to succeed in the recreation, sport and tourism industry.
RST majors with a GPA of 3.5 are eligible to apply at the beginning of their junior year. Accepted students will then work on both degrees simultaneously and will receive both degrees at the same time, once all requirements for each have been completed. Although their degrees will not officially be awarded, students may participate in the bachelor’s graduation ceremonies once they have completed the 120 credit-hour requirement for that degree.

for the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Major in Recreation, Sport & Tourism


Undergraduate Coursework
General Education39
RST Core30
Electives (12 of which are restricted)32
Concentration Requirements9
Internship12
Graduate Coursework
RST 501Concepts & Applications in Recreation, Sport & Tourism4
RST 512Managing Recreation, Sport & Tourism Organizations4
RST 515Marketing in RST4
RST 516Finance & Budgeting in RST4
RST 519Strategic Management in RST4
Select one Option Area Course from:4
Critical Issues Recreation Mgt
Critical Issues Sport Mgt
Critical Issues Tourism Mgt
Restricted Electives12
Total Hours158