If you have ever considered working as a park ranger or park manager in a national or state park, this is the major for you. The Park and Resource Management (PRM) program has placed students in exciting careers for over 30 years. Our alumni base represents most every land management agency in the United States. Students with this degree are well suited for careers with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation, Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Delaware State Parks, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and a host of others.
In addition to the land management agencies students with this major also work in private and non-governmental agencies. Our students have worked as wilderness educators, camp counselors, and as climbing, fishing, and river guides just to name a few.
Some states, including Pennsylvania, offer certification through the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). While certification is not required; it can advance your career. In Pennsylvania, the requirements include, but are not limited to: a passing score on the Environmental Literacy Test, work portfolio, and attendance at a EE Certification Workshop. Requirements vary by state, so please visit the NAAEE state affiliate where you work.