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.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|RPTS 304||Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies||3|
|or RPTS 323||or Managing Hospitality and Recreation Organizations|
|RPTS 307||Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources||3|
|RPTS 316||Recreational Management of Wildlands||3|
|RPTS 401||Tourism and Recreation Enterprises||4|
|or RPTS 403||or Financing and Marketing Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources|
|RPTS 402||Park Planning and Design 1||3|
|RENR 460/RPTS 460||Nature, Values, and Protected Areas||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||19|
For graduation, students must earn at least a C average (2.0) in certificate courses.