My experience

At Wingate, the chemistry professors do more than simply teach students; they mentor you and invest their time and energy to make your undergraduate experience personal and invaluable. My relationships with my professors allowed me to succeed academically and discover my passion for research. Wingate’s chemistry faculty aid in student learning by always answering questions and encouraging students to think critically. The chemistry research class gives all chemistry students the opportunity to conduct a research project with the guidance of a faculty member. This gives students a glimpse into what being a chemist is really like. In addition to research, my professors supported my educational growth by helping me obtain outside internships and applying to graduate school. Without the chemistry department’s personal attention to each student, I would not be where I am today.”

Caroline Rumley, Class of 2020, recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship at Purdue University, where she is pursuing her Ph.D.  

Community and Commercial Recreation Degree Program

School of Sport Sciences


Wingate University community and commercial recreation majors are active. In the classroom, they spend time learning the theory and practice that goes into producing quality recreational programs, while they’re also engaged in numerous hands-on experiential learning opportunities on and off campus.

A key part of the community and commercial recreation experience is a full-time summer internship between your junior and senior years. As part of the process of applying for an internship, you get the chance to update your résumé and learn networking techniques from alumni in the recreation, leisure and sport industry. By the time you graduate, you will have at least 400 hours of field experience, including the six-credit-hour summer internship.


A major in community and commercial recreation opens the door to dozens of careers ranging from travel and tourism to parks management. 


Completing this bachelor of science degree requires 51-53 credit hours of core curriculum, 33 hours of major-related courses, 6 hours each of sociology, psychology, health and physical education and 21 hours of electives.

Community and Commercial Recreation Four-Year Plan

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.