Parks and Recreation, BS
The bachelor of science degree in parks and recreation combines an associates degree in natural resources technology with additional course work relative to human resource management in the outdoor environment. Many jobs can be found in the public, private and commercial settings.
A one-semester internship is required for this degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Land Management Policy – The student will be able to discuss and explain the history and derivation of the policies, practice and protocols specific to recreation, of the federal agencies which manage landmasses for recreation either as a primary or secondary function.
- Research – Graduates demonstrate professional competence and expertise through completion of an original research study, including a written a senior research thesis and poster presentation.
- Statistics – The graduate will be able to apply statistical procedures and analysis to concepts and issues in the field of Park and Recreation Management.
- Recreation Planning – The graduate will demonstrate proficiency and competence in planning recreational activities in a variety of settings.
- Facility Management and Outdoor/Adventure Education Leadership – The graduate will demonstrate leadership qualities, skills and competencies through the development of outdoor educational activities and programming.
|RECS 101||Int Recreation/Leisure Service||3|
|RECS 262||Outdoor Recreation||3|
|RECS 360||Facilitation & Interpretation||3|
|RECS 362||Land Mgmt Recreation Purposes||3|
|RECS 365||Expedition Management||3|
|RECS 390||Rec Leader Apprenticeship||1|
|RECS 397||Rec Studies Jr Research Sem||1|
|RECS 435||Research Rec/Leisure Sciences||3|
|RECS 437||Rec Studies Sr Res Seminar||1|
|ACTG 132||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|BIOL 132||General Biology: Organisms||4|
|BUSN 231||Business Communications||3|
|EVRN 131||Introduction to GIS and GPS||3|
|EVRN 225||Intermediate GIS||3|
|FIRE 102||Wildland/Rural Fire Control||3|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|MGMT 365||Human Resource Management||3|
|NRES 107||Fld Bio Fish Wldlife Ecol/Iden||3|
|NRES 203||Fund of Natural Resources||3|
|NRES 230||Introduction to Soil Science||4|
|NRES 284||Principles Forest Conservation||4|
|NRES 286||Principles of Watersheds||3|
|NSCI 103||Environmental Science||3|
|NSCI 104||Environmental Science Lab||1|
|PSYC 101||Intro to Psychological Science||3|
|GEOL 121||Physical Geology||4|
|or NSCI 102||Gr Lakes Region: Geology & Res|
& CHEM 109
and Applied Chemistry Lab
|or CHEM 115||General Chemistry I|
|EMED 188||Wilderness First Responder||2-3|
|or EMED 189||Medical First Responder|
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 125 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.