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Sustainable Parks, Recreation & Tourism



sustainable parks, recreation and tourism


Other/Related Variations

·       Community Development

·       Community Sustainability

·       Hotel Restaurant & Tourism Management

·       Park & Tourism Sciences

·       Park & Natural Resources

·       Recreation Resource Management

·       Sustainable Tourism

·       Sustainable Tourism & Protected Area Management

·       Tourism Resource Management



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




This degree program prepares students for positions related to the management and enjoyment of the outdoors. Positions include management of forest and protected areas, public parks, non-profit lands or facilities, and services for outdoor recreation.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Sustainability, Tourism Management, Recreation Management, Geographic Information, Visitor Information Systems, Natural Resource Policy, Law and Policy, Business Law, Marketing, Wildland Fire



Potential Career Paths


·       Conservation Officer

·       Conservationist

·       Event manager

·       Extension Agent

·       Forester

·       Marketing Specialist

·       Public Relations Specialist

·       Restoration Specialist

·       Sales Representative

·       Wildland Firefighter/Fire Tower Watchman



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Internship or work experience related to sustainable parks, recreation or tourism

·       Wastewater Operator Certification

·       Additional certifications available



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