Park and Recreation Administration Concentration (1151)

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for the proper management of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. Leadership positions in parks and other recreation settings require fundamental knowledge of basic principles from many disciplines which collectively emphasize the natural and cultural sciences as well as personnel and fiscal management, thus preparing students with leadership abilities and an applied understanding of the tools for recreation administration.

Flexibility is provided through restricted elective hours, allowing credit hours to be taken in a more specialized area of the park and recreation field. The curriculum includes supervised field experience with an approved park or recreational agency, and applications are further illustrated by frequent trips to nearby national, state, and municipal park settings and private and commercial recreation attractions.

Employment opportunities include positions with federal, state, and municipal park agencies as well as a multitude of private, commercial and volunteer organizations.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (78 Hours)

Course

Credit Hours

Accounting 201 or 300

3

Criminal Justice 200

3

Economics 201

3

Geology 111

4

Health 320

3

Mathematics 210

3

Park & Recreation Administration 100, 110, 200, 300, 310, 400, 430

31

Plant Science 321, 341

6

History Elective

3

Natural Resources Management Elective

3

Physical Activity Elective

4

General Elective

3

Restricted Electives
Selected with the assistance of the studentís advisor based on the studentís career goals and taken from the following disciplines: Accounting, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Business Law, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Finance, Geology, Health/Human Performance, History, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing.

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