Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management B.S.

The B.S. in Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management degree is designed to prepare students for professional positions developing and managing nature-based recreation experiences and park resources for public land management agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the nature-based tourism industry. Students pursuing this degree must choose between a concentration in Recreation Resources Management or Nature-Based Tourism. The Recreation Resources Management concentration provides the educational background necessary for evaluating and managing wild lands to protect their recreational, heritage, and ecological values. The Nature-Based Tourism option is designed to combine an understanding of social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic contexts surrounding tourism in a natural resource setting. All students learn the processes and conceptual skills needed to determine alternative management strategies, make management decisions, and carry out management programs. Included are courses leading to an understanding of the basic ecological characteristics of recreational lands. Students also take courses dealing with human behavior and management. Emphasis is placed on presenting problems that would be encountered while managing national parks and forests, state and regional parks, wilderness areas, and other recreation resources of international and national significance.

Bachelor of Science - Parks, Tourism &Rec Management

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 75

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: There are no longer "degree options". Students can design their own elective choices with an advisor.

General Education Requirements 

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Major Required Courses15
Outside Major Required Courses28-29
Major Required Courses28
Writing Within Major9
Math within Major3
Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement3-4
Expressive Arts Requirement3
Social Science within Major3
Ethical & Human Values Elective within Major3
Natural Sciences within Major6
Total Hours101-103

Major Required Courses

Rule: Must take all courses

NRSM 121SNature of Montana3
NRSM 200Nat.Resource Professional Wrtg3
NRSM 210NSoils, Water and Climate3
PTRM 210SNature Tourism & Comm Rec3
PTRM 217SParks & Outdoor Rec. Mgmt.3
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Outside Major Required Courses

Rule: Must take all courses

ACTG 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACTG 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Select one of the following:3
Princpls Biological Diversity
BIOE 172NIntroductory Ecology3
BIOO 105NIntroduction to Botany3
COMX 111AIntro to Public Speaking3
or THTR 120A Introduction to Acting I
ECNS 201SPrinciples of Microeconomics3
M 115Probability and Linear Mathematics3
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics
Social Statistics
Forest Biometrics
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours33-34

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Major Required Courses

Rule: Must take all courses

FORS 330Forest Ecology3
or NRSM 462 Rangeland Ecology
NRSM 422Nat Res Policy/Administration3
or WILD 410 Wildlife Policy & Biopolitics
PTRM 300Recreation Behavior3
PTRM 310Nat Res Interp and Comm3
PTRM 380Rec Admin & Leadership3
PTRM 482Wilderness & Protctd Area Mgt3
or PTRM 451 Tourism & Sustainability
PTRM 484PTRM Field Measurement Tech3
PTRM 485Recreation Planning3
PTRM 495Practicum in PTRM4
Total Hours28

 Skills Courses

Select at least 3 credits from the following:3
Emergency Medical Responder Lecture
and Emergency Medical Responder Lab
Collab in Nat Res Decisions
Principles of Marketing
Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt
Total Hours3

Alternatively, students can take two semesters of a foreign language.

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Writing Within Major

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

9 Total Credits Required

Lower Division Writing

Rule: Must take all courses

NRSM 200Nat.Resource Professional Wrtg3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper Division Writing

Rule: Must take one of the following courses

PTRM 451Tourism & Sustainability3
or PTRM 482 Wilderness & Protctd Area Mgt
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Math within Major

Rule: Must take all courses

M 115Probability and Linear Mathematics3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C 


Exception to the Modern/Classical Languages Requirement

Rule: The Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management major has been granted an exception to the Modern/Classical Language Requirement. Must take one of the following courses to will satisfy this requirement. 

Select one from the following:3
Forest Biometrics
Social Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Expressive Arts Requirement

COMX 111AIntro to Public Speaking3
or THTR 120A Introduction to Acting I
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Social Science within Major

Rule: must take the following course

PTRM 217SParks & Outdoor Rec. Mgmt.3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ethical & Human Values Elective within Major

Rule: CAN take the elective course

NRSM 389EEthics Forestry & Conservation3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Natural Sciences within Major

Rule: Must take NRSM 210N and one of the biology courses

NRSM 210NSoils, Water and Climate3
Select one of the following:3
Princpls Biological Diversity
Introductory Ecology
Introduction to Botany
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Tracks

These are advising tracks only and not official programs as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Nature Based Tourism Recommended Electives

Rule: Can take these track courses

Note: Courses are not required in this track - please talk to a faculty advisor on what classes will be best for your area of interest.

ANTY 101HAnthro & the Human Experience3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BMKT 337Consumer Behavior3
COMX 220SIntro to Organizational Comm3
COMX 351Principles of Public Relations3
ECNS 202SPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
FORS 202Forest Mensuration3
FORS 320Forest Environmental Economics3
FORS 351Env Remote Sensing3
GEO 101NIntroduction to Physical Geology3
GPHY 111NIntro to Physical Geography3
GPHY 311NBiogeography3
GPHY 433Cultural Ecology3
NRSM 121SNature of Montana3
NRSM 379Collab in Nat Res Decisions3
NRSM 389EEthics Forestry & Conservation3
NRSM 475Environment & Development3
PHL 112EIntro Ethics and Environment3
PTRM 150Current Issues in PTRM1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Outdoor Recreation Services

Rule: Can take these track courses

Note: Courses are not required in this track - please talk to a faculty advisor on what classes will be best for your area of interest.

BMGT 401Event Management3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
COMX 220SIntro to Organizational Comm3
COMX 421Comm in Non-Profit Organizatns3
ENST 225Community & Environment3
ENST 230HNature and Society3
GPHY 121SHuman Geography3
NASX 180Event Planning3
NRSM 121SNature of Montana3
NRSM 379Collab in Nat Res Decisions3
PSCI 460Exp Offering: Public Admin1-9
PSCI 467Adv Nonprofit Adm3
PTRM 150Current Issues in PTRM1
S W 300Hum Behav & Soc Environ3
SOCI 346Rural Sociology3
SOCI 350The Community3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Recreation Resource Management Track

Rule: Can take these track courses

Note: Courses are not required in this track - please talk to a faculty advisor on what classes will be best for your area of interest.

CHMY 121NIntroduction to General Chemistry3
COMX 421Comm in Non-Profit Organizatns3
FORS 230Fire Management & Environmental Change3
FORS 240Tree Biology2
FORS 241NDendrology3
FORS 250Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt3
FORS 331Wildland Fuel Management3
FORS 333Fire Ecology3
FORS 347Multiple Resource Silviculture3
GPHY 121SHuman Geography3
GPHY 433Cultural Ecology3
NRSM 121SNature of Montana3
NRSM 265Elements of Ecological Restora3
NRSM 379Collab in Nat Res Decisions3
NRSM 389EEthics Forestry & Conservation3
NRSM 475Environment & Development3
PTRM 150Current Issues in PTRM1

 Minimum Required Grade: C-