Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


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Available Emphasis Areas:

Please note that not all emphases are available online. Check with your advisor for additional information.

Through this Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management, recreation resource professionals are prepared for diverse careers in the field of parks and recreation. The PRM Program focuses on small class size, high student-teacher interaction, on-site field experiences, and experiential learning opportunities. The faculty are are dedicated to expanding the scholarly knowledge base of people and organizations to enhance the quality of leisure experiences and places.

This program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) and recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

This program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Parks and Recreation Management?

If you have a keen interest in the outdoors and desire to help ensure the availability of future park, recreation, and leisure service opportunities, a degree in Parks and Recreation Management will help you pursue this career. Graduates find jobs with municipal parks and recreation departments, private resorts, federal land-management agencies, correctional institutions, nonprofit organizations, and a variety of other outlets in the industry.

Northern Arizona University's location is perfect for studying parks and recreation with six National Forests and a dozen units of the National Park Service system within a half-day's drive of campus, including the nearby Grand Canyon. Degree coursework will help prepare you for a career that encourages healthy lifestyles and enjoyment of the outdoors.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Forest/Park service
  • Recreation planning
  • Urban planning
  • Leisure travel industry
  • Land management
  • Nonprofit organizations

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Municipal parks and recreation director
  • National park service administrator
  • Urban planning commissioner
  • University professor

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required STA 270
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
University Honors Program Optional
Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The Northern Arizona University (NAU), Parks and Recreation Management faculty, staff and students are committed to promoting successful professional careers, service learning, active healthy life-styles, life-long education, global awareness, and creating meaningful social connections between individuals and their surrounding environment.

 
Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes align with Standards from the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions

 
Students graduating from the program shall: 
Community, Commercial & Tourism Emphasis
Students within this emphasis will have the ability to: 
Park Protection Emphasis
Students within this emphasis will have the ability to: 
Outdoor Education & Leadership Emphasis
Students within this emphasis will have the ability to:Finally, students will have developed a personal signature leadership style that is situationally appropriate for effectively leading others in a backcountry setting.

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


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Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


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