Admission & Change of Major

Change of Major Policy and Criteria.

The Department of Health Science and Recreation offers a B.S. Recreation degree along with two optional concentrations:

1) Recreation Management

2) Recreation Therapy.

The recreation degree program is currently accepting applicantions for degress in recreation, recreation management, and recreation therapy.  

The department seeks a diversity of recreation majors and will make an effort to keep program enrollment balanced among the different degree tracks.

Application Process:  Current SJSU students, who desire to apply for a change of major to recreation (or one of the two concentrations), must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Students less than 60 units total (Freshman and Sophomores)

  1. Pass ENGL 1B or the equivalent
  2. Establish an SJSU GPA of at least 2.5 (for at least 12 units).

Eligible to or already enrolled in:

  1. HS 74 – Healthy Communities (pre-req)
  2. RECL 90 – Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Tourism (core course)

 

Students with greater than 60 units (Juniors and Seniors)

  1. Pass (ENGL 1B) or the equivalent
  2. Pass the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST)
  3. Proof of an established SJSU GPA of at least 2.0 (for at least 12 units).  

Eligible to or already enrolled in:

  1. HS 74 – Healthy Communities (pre-req)
  2. RECL 90 – Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Tourism (core course)

Once the criteria above has been fulfilled, the student should formally apply by submiting a completed  Change of Major form to the Health Science and Recreation Department main office (Spartan Complex 201). 

Be clear about your intention of major – indicate you are applying for the:

1) B.S. recreation degree (no concentration)

2) B.S. recreation degree (Recreation Therapy concentration)

3) B.S. recreation degree (Recreation Management concentration)

 

NOTE: Students with greater than 90 units will need to secure two additional signatures on the change of major form - - the CASA College Associate Dean's signature and approval from AARS (Academic Advising and Retention Services) are required.

Decision Process and Communication:  

  1. Applications are reviewed and we will contact you within 10 business days if you have been accepted.
  2. Contact will be by email or phone, so be sure you have entered an e-mail and phone number you check frequently. Print your information on the from – write clearly and correctly in order to receive communication.
  • Have a plan!  Utilize the CASA Success Center staff as mentors in your decision process. Their offices are located in MacQuarrie Hall #533.