BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport with Emphasis in Natural Resource Recreation Management
Degree Program Description
The public’s desire for quality of life, the pursuit of happiness and for well organized leisure activities drives a $600 billion marketplace supporting parks and recreation, more than $152 billion in sport management, and a $1.3 trillion investment in tourism. Students interested in Parks Recreation and Sport are individuals who are active, involved in sports and the great outdoors, and enjoy travel. The BS in Parks, Recreation & Sport with an emphasis in Natural Resource Recreation Management focuses on the combination of natural and social sciences, and the management of people and natural resources in parks, forests, refuges, and reservoirs. Areas of study include outdoor recreation, methods of interpretation, and land management. Professionals in natural resource recreation management hold integral roles in operations, visitor management, protection and administration of our federal, state, and local outdoor recreation resources. Outdoor and natural resource recreation managers are employed by local, state, and federal agencies such as state and federal park systems. Responsibilities include managing natural and cultural resources, providing information and education, park operations, planning and design, and outdoor programming. Possible careers include ranger, education/outreach, naturalist, outdoor skills specialist, landscape maintenance, program supervisor, and grants/contract administrator.
Major Program Requirements
|NAT_R 1070||Ecology and Renewable Resource Management||3|
|PRST 3230||Outdoor Recreation Policy||3|
|PRST 3231||Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources||3|
|or NAT_R 4024||Foundations of Environmental Education|
|PRST 4340||Recreation Land Management||3|
|Professional Electives related to emphasis (at least 6 credits must be from PRST curriculum)||15|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||MATH 1100||3|
|COMMUN 1200 or AG_ED_LD 2220||3||ECONOM 1014 or ABM 1041||3|
|PRST 1010||3||SOCIOL 1000 or RU_SOC 1000||3|
|PRST 1011||1||Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||3||Missouri State Law Requirement||3|
|Biological, Physical, or Mathematical Science||3|
|PSYCH 1000||3||ACCTCY 2010, 2026, or 2036||3|
|STAT 1200, 2500, or ESC_PS 4170||3||MRKTNG 3000, ABM 2183, or ABM 3224W||3|
|PRST 2111||3||PRST 2750||3|
|Communication Elective||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Biological or Physical Science with Lab||3-4||NAT_R 1070||3|
|H_D_FS 2400 or 2400W||3-4||PRST 3215||4|
|PRS Professional Elective||3||PRST 3231 or NAT_R 4024||3|
|PRST 3230||3||Professional Elective||3|
|PRST 4100||3||BIO/PHYS Sci||3|
|PRST 4150 (or Parks, Health and Wellness Course)||3||General Elective||3|
|PRST 4208||3||PRST 4940||12|
|PRS Professional Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120-122|
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