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Parks and Recreation/Environmental Education 

 Parks and Recreation: Park and Resource Management (BS) 



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, we can connect you with a Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) upon completion of your degree. Students are highly encouraged to complete the PRM degree and enroll in a SLETP program upon graduating for best marketability.

For more information or specific questions, contact the PRM Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. John Lisco

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Major Requirements and Course Descriptions

Curriculum Guide

PRM NEWS Students are currently involved in Practicum and Internship activities. Students contemplating future completion of these requirements should contact their advisor for specific information.

Attention PRM majors and graduates who are interested in park law. The SRU SLETP in Leaderhship Development is now taking applications for the Fall 2012 program.

Featured Student:
Christine Kercell

Christine Kercell - Featured Student

Parks and Recreation Program Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Graphic & Technological Communication
  • Utilization of Professional Planning Tools and Instruments
  • Problem Solving
  • Facilities Evaluation & Management
  • Visitor Services
  • Leadership
  • Administration
  • Foundations
  • Programming
  • Recreation Resource Management
  • Practical Professional Experience
  • Diversity
  • Valuing Ethical Responsibility