Parks and Conservation - Certificate

This option focuses on management of natural and cultural resources associated with conserving parks, and other protected areas, while also providing for their use by people. Land managers and related professionals operate within a variety of forums that require the integration of concepts in the environmental, social and behavioral sciences, along with policy and administrative decision-making. Necessary skills include computer applications for natural resource management, planning and design related to natural and cultural resources. Students with an option 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, camps and environmental education programs.

RENR 460/RPTS 460Nature, Values, and Protected Areas3
RPTS 304Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies3
RPTS 307Methods of Environmental Interpretation3
RPTS 316Recreational Management of Wildlands3
RPTS 402Park Planning and Design 13
RPTS 403Financing and Marketing Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources 24
Total Semester Credit Hours19