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Undergraduate Minors


We strongly encourage students to complement their major by earning a minor. This strengthens their educational experience and makes them more marketable for jobs. Our program offers five minors:

Minor in Community Recreation
Reference Number: 346
Minimum Hours for Minor: 24


Students must complete the following courses: REC 200, 302, 306, 328, 420, and 493. In addition, students must complete 6 hours of electives from the following list: REC 220, 222, 326, 332, 422, 424, 426, 428, 430, 482.

Contact: Dr. Eric Knackmuhs

Minor in Facility and Event Management
Reference Number: 367
Minimum Hours for Minor: 21

The facility and event management minor provides students with practical knowledge and skills for the effective management of facilities and events. Students must complete the following courses: REC 306, REC 404 or SPM 404, REC 426, SPM 450, REC 493, and six hours of advisor approved electives.

Contact: Dr. Raymond Poff

Minor in Nonprofit Administration
Reference Number:422
Minimum Hours for Minor:21-24

 

The minor in nonprofit administration prepares students for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector. Students take courses from several departments and programs of study to gain needed nonprofit competencies and experiences.

This minor consists of 21-24 hours including the following required courses: REC 220, (MGT 333 or PS 440), (ACCT 200 or REC 402 or SPM 402), REC 460, and REC 496 (150-300 hours of internship experience for 3-6 credit hours).

Students are required to take 6 hours of electives chosen from the following list or other courses as approved by the program coordinator:

ACCT 420, BA 110, HMD 271, 375, COMM 240, 345, 348, 349, 362, 460, 463, ECON 202, ENG 301, 306, 307, 415, FIN 330, GERO 100, 495, ICSR 300, 301, LEAD 200, 325, 330, 395, MGT 210, 311, MKT 220, PERF 423, PHIL 320, 323, RELS 323, PS 250, 338, 440, PSY/PSYS 220, 321, 350, 422, 442, REC 302, 306, 328, 404, 424, SOCL 100, 210, 240, 300, 360, 362, 375, 410, SPM 200, 452, SWRK 101, 205, 330, 344, 379.

No more than 15 hours from any prefix may be us
ed to fulfill the minor requirements. Some courses have
prerequisites.

Please visit wku.edu/nonprofit/ for more information.

Contact: Dr. Tricia Jordan

Minor in Outdoor Experience Leadership
Reference Number: 426
Minimum Hours for Minor: 24

 

The Outdoor Experience Leadership Minor consists of 24 hours designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to become leaders within the outdoor education, adventure, or resource management professions. The following foundations courses are required for the minor: REC 330 and REC 332.

Students must also complete 18 hours as follows:

a) 6 hours from the following skill-development courses: REC 335, REC 337, REC 424, REC 434, or REC 439;

b) 3 hours from the following planning courses: REC 430 or REC 435;

c) 3 hours from the following leadership development courses: REC 437 or REC 493;

d) 6 elective hours (unduplicated) from: REC 235, REC 335, REC 337, REC 338, REC 424, REC 430, REC 434, REC 435, REC 437, REC 439, REC 480, REC 482, or REC 493.

Please visit wku.edu/outdoor/ for more information

Contact: Dr. Tammie Stenger-Ramsey

Minor in Tourism
Reference Number: 445
Minimum Hours for Minor: 21

The minor in Tourism is an interdisciplinary program between Hospitality Management & Dietetics (HMD) and Recreation Administration (REC). The minor in Tourism requires a minimum of 21 hours. Students must complete the following courses: HMD 271, 373, REC 420, and REC 480 or 493.

Students must also complete 9 elective hours as follows:

a) 3 hours from HMD 151, 171, 276, 313, 375;

b) 3 hours from REC 302, 306, 404, 426, 430, 480, 493;

c) 3 hours (not duplicated) from HMD 151, 171, 276, 313, 375, REC 302, 306, 404, 424, 426, 430, 480, 493, GEOG 481, ENT 312, MKT 321, 323, 326, 331, 328.

Contact: Dr. Raymond Poff

 

 

 

 

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