Parks, Recreation, and Tourism offers multiple programs to help prepare you for a rewarding career. Depending on your professional goals we've got options to get you there.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, Minor, and Certificate
The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism offers three emphases allowing students to choose the area of study that best fits their interests. The minor requires less credits. (approx. 18-19 credit hours), and therefore does not have an emphasis. The certificate program is a personalized program developed between the student and a mentor.
For general information on the BA/BS, minor, and certifcate visit the PRT Undergraduate page or visit the links below for program specific information.
River Studies & Leadership Certificate
Master of Science
Students working toward a Master of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism can pursue an academic track degree program or a professional track degree program. Within the academic track, students can select either a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option is designed for students who are interested in the scientific study of phenomena related to park, recreation, and tourism management. The non-thesis option is intended for students who are anticipating an administrative or professional position and who are interested in extending the scope and depth of their undergraduate studies.
Doctor of Philosophy
The PhD in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism provides students with the opportunity for advanced study in preparation for a career working as a research scientist or policy analyst in a government agency, the private sector, or academia.