Park and Natural Resource Management - Minor
The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences offers an 18 credit hour minor in Park and Natural Resource Management as a supplement to other majors. The minor focuses on management of natural and cultural resources associated with conserving parks and other protected areas. Land managers and related professionals integrate concepts in the bio-environmental sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and policy and administrative decision-making. Students with an emphasis in this field look forward to careers with both public and private employers in the recreation, park, and tourism fields, including state and federal agencies and private enterprises, non-profit organizations, youth camps, and environmental education programs.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|RPTS 201||Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Tourism||3|
|or RPTS 301||or Leisure and Outdoor Recreation in American Culture|
|RPTS 307||Methods of Environmental Interpretation||3|
|RPTS 316||Recreational Management of Wildlands||3|
|RPTS 402||Park Planning and Design||3|
|Select at least one of the following:||3-6|
|Park Ecology and Management|
|Supervised Field Studies|
|Nature, Values, and Protected Areas|
|May select one of the following:||0-3|
|Fundamentals of Environmental Decision-Making|
|Geography of the Global Village|
|Conservation of Natural Resources|
|Wildlife and the Changing Environment|
|Fish and Wildlife Laws and Administration|
|Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||18|
If you do not wish to take an online course, see RPTS Academic Advisor for course substitutions.
Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all courses.
An internship, RPTS 484, is available for minors above the required 18 hours.