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.


Acct 201 or 300 3
CJ 200 3
Econ 201 3
Geol 111 4
Hlth 320 3
Math 210 3
P&R Adm 100, 110, 200, 300, 310, 400, 430 31
Pl Sci 320, 341 6
Hist Elective 3
NRM Elective 3
Phy Act Elective 4
General Elective 3
Restricted Electives 9

Selected with the assistance of the student’s advisor based on the student’s career goals and taken from the following disciplines: Agric & Natl Res, Anthro, Biol, Bus, Comm, Comp Sc, CJ, Geol, Hlth/Hum Per, and Hist