The Park and Resource Management program option is designed to meet the needs of park and resource management professionals. The program provides a sound base in ecology and natural resource management while providing a distinct set of skills necessary for the profession. The program includes in depth study of natural resources and the associated connections to the social, economic and political scene.
Students interested in careers in natural and cultural resource management, environmental education and interpretation, outdoor recreation planning, or resource protection will benefit from this program. Many of our graduates have been successful in finding permanent careers as park rangers, natural resource managers, and outdoor educators in both state and federal agencies throughout the United States. These agencies include, but are not limited to, the following: Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Delaware State Parks, the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
For those students interested in pursuing certification in park law enforcement, the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) is now being offered through Leadership Development. Students are encouraged to complete the PRM degree and take the certification program upon graduating. For more information please go to the SRU SLETP site.
For more information or specific questions, contact the PRM Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. John Lisco
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