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Other Parks & Recreation Studies Major

208 yearly degrees
#312 in popularity

Other parks, recreation and leisure studies is a major that typically falls into the Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness category.

There are 4 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in other parks and rec, 29 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 4 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 1 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting an Other Parks & Rec Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only 200 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other parks, recreation and leisure studies in 2017. This major tends to be male dominated. About 58.2% of recent graduates are men.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of other parks and rec majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 29.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 57%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.4%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Other Parks & Recreation Studies Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in other parks and rec. About 2.4% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending other parks and rec majors to the U.S. are South Korea, Taiwan and Colombia.

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Online Other Parks & Recreation Studies Programs

There are 29 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in other parks, recreation and leisure studies, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.


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