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Parks and Recreation Scholarships
Scholarship opportunity for current students - $250 from the Montana Recreation and Parks Association awarded to two students. Deadline to apply: Sept. 10. Read more.

Who is my Undergraduate Advisor?

Prepare for a Lifetime of Opportunity

  • Senior field trip - Yellowstone RiverAcquire the knowledge needed to work in a profession that provides people opportunities to experience and enjoy nature while ensuring sensitive resources are protected for future generations
  • Prepare for a career with land management agencies (the USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, similar state agencies, or nonprofits such as the Nature Conservancy) or the nature-based tourism industry or for graduate study in these and related areas
  • Get direct experience and develop practical skills through a supervised internship
  • Graduate to work in some of the world’s most beautiful places
  • Serve as the front line to safeguard our natural and cultural heritages in these places

Our Approach to Education

The Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management offers a multidisciplinary program featuring social, ecological, and political dimensions 

Our faculty is active in the field both nationally and internationally ensuring we are up-to-date regarding the contemporary issues and needs in the profession

  • Yet we remain deeply committed to teaching students both in and out of the classroom to ensure students are armed with the most up-to-date skills and abilities
  • We pair each student with a faculty mentor who will work with the student throughout their career to help design the educational and career paths that best meet their specific goals

We seek to balance practice with theory:

  • In addition to traditional courses, each student completes a 6-9 credit professional internship that provides direct work experience with an approved agency, firm, or nonprofit organization
  • This first-hand knowledge gives students confidence in their abilities and a leg up on future jobs, since they acquire the specialized skills and practical knowledge attractive to future employers