College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2019-2020

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Management, Minor

This minor is intended to open the door to the richness of America’s (and the world’s) parks, wildlands, and outdoor recreation settings. The program includes leadership, supervision, program planning, and relevant computer applications.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Parks and Recreation Management?

Do you have a keen interest in the outdoors and desire to help ensure the availability of future park, recreation, and leisure service opportunities? This minor will provide you with an overview of the fundamental Parks and Recreation Management skills and knowledge necessary to complement a variety of related majors, including Physical Education, Secondary Education, Communication, Hotel Administration, and Business.

Northern Arizona University's location is perfect for studying parks and recreation-six national forests and a dozen units of the National Park Service system are within a half-day's drive of campus, including the nearby Grand Canyon. You will be prepared for a career that encourages healthy lifestyles and enjoyment of the outdoors.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

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

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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