Parks, Recreation and Tourism B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree. All PRT students must complete the PRT foundation courses (4 courses),  PRT Program requirements (8 courses) and courses from a chosen thematic concentration (either Tourism Planning and Management or Recreation Leadership and Environmental Education). 

PRT Foundation Courses

1 three-credit course in humanities (classics, history, philosophy, religion)3
1 three-credit course in communications (art, art history, English literature, foreign language, music, theatre, world literature)3
1 three-credit course in social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology)3
1 four-credit laboratory course in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, physics, plant biology, plant and soil science, zoology)4

Other Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:
PRT 010Intr Sustainable Rec & Tourism3
PRT 191Parks, Rec & Tourism Practicum 13
PRT 050Tourism Planning3
PRT 158Resort Mgmt & Marketing3
PRT 230Ecotourism3
PRT 096Special Topics (when the topic is Parks and Protected Areas)3
PRT 235Outdoor Recreation Planning3
PRT 255Environmental Interpretation3
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
ELECTIVES CONCENTRATION 1: TOURISM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (6 CREDIT MINIMUM)
Take 2 of the following:
Landsc. Arch for Parks & Rec
Ski Area Management
Entrepreneurship Rec&Tourism
Intro to Ecological Economics
ELECTIVES CONCENTRATION 2: RECREATION LEADERSHIP AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (6 CREDIT MINIMUM)
Take 2 of the following:
Wilderness Educ & Leadership
Intro to Environmental Policy
Environmental Education
Advanced Special Topics (When the topic is Birding for Change)