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.

RPTS 304Administration of Recreation Resource Agencies3
or RPTS 323   or Managing Hospitality and Recreation Organizations 
RPTS 307Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources3
RPTS 316Recreational Management of Wildlands3
RPTS 401Tourism and Recreation Enterprises4
or RPTS 403   or Financing and Marketing Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources 
RPTS 402Park Planning and Design 13
RENR 460/RPTS 460Nature, Values, and Protected Areas3
Total Semester Credit Hours19

For graduation, students must earn at least a C average (2.0) in certificate courses.