Park and Natural Resource Management - Minor

An 18 credit hour minor in Park and Natural Resource Management provides a broad orientation of the following:

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. Necessary skills include geographic information systems, impact assessment methodology, and heritage and natural resources planning techniques. 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.

RENR 375Conservation of Natural Resources 13
RPTS 201Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Tourism3
RPTS 301Leisure and Outdoor Recreation in American Culture3
RPTS 307Methods of Environmental Interpretation3
RPTS 316Recreational Management of Wildlands3
RPTS 460/RENR 460Nature, Values, and Protected Areas3
Total Semester Credit Hours18

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.

All courses must be taken in residence at Texas A&M University.

An internship, RPTS 484, is available for minors above the required 18 hours.