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.

RPTS 201Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Tourism3
RPTS 307Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources3
RPTS 316Recreational Management of Wildlands3
Select two of the following:6
Supervised Field Studies
Leisure and Outdoor Recreation in American Culture
Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies
   or Managing Hospitality and Recreation Organizations 
Park Planning and Design
Nature, Values, and Protected Areas
Park Ecology and Management
Study Abroad in Natural Resources 1
Nature, Values, and Protected Areas
Select one of the following:3
Sustainable Architecture
Fundamentals of Environmental Decision-Making
Geography of the Global Village
Environmental Change
Conservation of Natural Resources
Wildlife and the Changing Environment
Fish and Wildlife Laws and Administration
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Total Semester Credit Hours18

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.