Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management B.S.

Libby Metcalf, Director

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 an 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 concentration 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, and Recreation Management

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 67-73

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower-Division Major Required Courses

12

Lower-Division Outside Major Required Courses

24-25

Upper-Division Major Required Courses

25-30

Skills Courses

3

Upper-Division Writing Requirement

3

Total Hours

67-73


Lower-Division Major Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

NRSM 121S

Environmental Science and Sustainability

3

or PTRM 141Y

National Parks and American Culture

NRSM 210N

Soils, Water and Climate

3

PTRM 210S

Nature Tourism & Comm Rec

3

PTRM 217S

Parks & Outdoor Rec. Mgmt.

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Lower-Division Outside Major Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ACTG 201

Principles of Financial Accounting

3

ACTG 202

Principles of Managerial Accounting

3

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

or THTR 120A

Introduction to Acting I

ECNS 201S

Principles of Microeconomics

3

M 115

Probability and Linear Mathematics

3

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

or SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

Complete one of the following courses:

3

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

BIOB 170N

Princpls Biological Diversity

BIOE 172N

Introductory Ecology

BIOO 105N

Introduction to Botany

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

FORS 201

Forest Biometrics

Total Hours

24-25

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Major Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOE 447

Ecosystem Ecology

3

or FORS 330

Forest Ecology

or NRSM 462

Rangeland Ecology

NRSM 422

Nat Res Policy/Administration

3

PTRM 300

Recreation Behavior

3

PTRM 310

Nat Res Interp and Comm

3

PTRM 380

Rec Admin & Leadership

3

PTRM 482

Wilderness & Protected Area Management

3

or PTRM 451

Tourism & Sustainability

PTRM 484

PTRM Field Measurement Tech

3

PTRM 485

Recreation Planning

3

or PTRM 486

Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Recreation

PTRM 495

Practicum in PTRM

1-6

Total Hours

25-30

Skills Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits from the following courses:

3

ECP 120
& ECP 121

Emergency Medical Responder Lecture
and Emergency Medical Responder Lab

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

BMKT 325

Principles of Marketing

FORS 250

Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Writing Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PTRM 451

Tourism & Sustainability

PTRM 482

Wilderness & Protected Area Management

Total Hours

3

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.

Code

Title

Hours

ANTY 101H

Anthro & the Human Experience

3

BMKT 325

Principles of Marketing

3

BMKT 337

Consumer Behavior

3

COMX 220S

Introduction to Organizational Communication

3

COMX 351

Principles of Public Relations

3

ECNS 202S

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

FORS 202

Forest Mensuration

3

FORS 320

Forest Environmental Economics

3

FORS 351

Env Remote Sensing

3

GEO 101N

Introduction to Physical Geology

3

GPHY 111N

Intro to Physical Geography

3

GPHY 311N

Biogeography

3

GPHY 433

Community Resilience

3

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

3

NRSM 389E

Ethics Forestry & Conservation

3

NRSM 475

Environment & Development

3

PHL 112E

Intro Ethics and Environment

3

PTRM 150

Current Issues in PTRM

1

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.

Code

Title

Hours

BMGT 401

Event Management

3

COMX 115S

Introduction to Interpersonal Communications

3

COMX 220S

Introduction to Organizational Communication

3

COMX 421

Communication in Nonprofit Organizations

3

ENST 225S

Sustainable Communities

3

ENST 230H

Nature and Society

3

GPHY 121S

Human Geography

3

NASX 180

Event Planning

3

NPAD 460

Nonprofit Marketing and Social Media

2

NPAD 467

Advanced Nonprofit Admin

3

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

3

PTRM 150

Current Issues in PTRM

1

S W 300

Hum Behav & Soc Environ

3

SOCI 346

Rural Sociology

3

SOCI 350

The Community

3

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.

Code

Title

Hours

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

4

COMX 421

Communication in Nonprofit Organizations

3

FORS 230

Fire Management & Environmental Change

3

FORS 240

Tree Biology

2

FORS 241N

Dendrology

3

FORS 250

Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt

3

FORS 331

Wildland Fuel Management

3

FORS 333

Fire Ecology

3

FORS 347

Multiple Resource Silviculture

3

GPHY 121S

Human Geography

3

GPHY 433

Community Resilience

3

NRSM 265

Elements of Ecological Restoration

3

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

3

NRSM 389E

Ethics Forestry & Conservation

3

NRSM 475

Environment & Development

3

PTRM 150

Current Issues in PTRM

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-