PARK AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for the proper management of recreation resources and adequate programs for people. Leadership positions in parks and other recreation settings require fundamental knowledge of basic principles from many dis ciplines 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 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.

Freshman Year
Biol 110-120 8 Hours
Eng 111-112 6 Hours
Geol 111 4 Hours
Math 140,210 6 Hours
P&R Adm 100, 110 6 Hours
NRM 100 3 Hours
Physical Activity elective 2 Hours
Total Hours 35

Sophomore Year
Acct 201 3 Hours
Chem 100 or 121 4 Hours
Comm 230 3 Hours
Comp Sc 200 or 201 3 Hours
Econ 201 3 Hours
Ag Econ 110 3 Hours
P&R Adm 200 3 Hours
Soc 201 3 Hours
Health 320 3 Hours
Physical Activity elective 2 Hours
Restricted elective 3 Hours
Total Hours 33

Junior Year
Soil Sc 210 4 Hours
P&R Adm 310, 321 7 Hours
Mgt 301, 350 6 Hours
Comm 231 3 Hours
Psych 310, 312 6 Hours
Restricted elective 3 Hours
General elective 2 Hours
History elective 3 Hours
Total Hours 34

Senior Year
P&R Adm 430 12 Hours
P&R Adm 400, 410 6 Hours
Pl Sci 341 3 NRM 431 4 Hours
General elective 2 Hours
Restricted elective 3 Hours
Total Hours 30

Restricted electives are to be selected with the assistance of the student's advisor based on the student's career goals and taken from the following disciplines: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Geological Sciences, Health and Human Performance, Communications, History, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Computer Science and Business.


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