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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Bachelor of Science, Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services

Office location -  213 Highland Center North 
Phone: 507-389-2127

Department website 


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The Department and Advising

Admission requirements –
1. Admission to Major is granted by the department.

  • Degree Requirements & Policies
    Minimum admission requirements are:
    1.     a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
    2.     a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
    3.     must have an advisor in the department
    4.     completion of the Application for Admission to the department to stay in good standing, you also need at least a "C" grade in each RPLS course

How to declare this major 


  • In the College of Allied Health and Nursing, majors are declared within each department's main office.
  • Contact the Advising Center.
    Shirley Murray, Academic Advisor for the College
    124 Myers Fieldhouse

The current undergraduate bulletin for this major –

Graduate responses 1 year after graduation


What do the experts say about a major in RPLS

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Search for related books available in the Career Resource Library in the CDC

What Can I Do With A Major In...?

The Princeton Review

College Board



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On campus clubs

Memorial Library Guides

Professional Organizations-

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