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Degree Options

Recreation Resources Management

  • YosemiteStudents in this option focus on visitor and land management in protected areas such as parks and forests
  • Coursework provides an understanding of: (1) approaches used to provide recreation opportunities that facilitate enjoyable and meaningful experiences; (2) methods used to assess and manage visitor impacts; and (3) the social, legal, and scientific contexts in which recreation professionals work
  • See the 4 Year Plan (pdf)  |  UM General Education Requirements (pdf)

Nature Based Tourism

  • TourismStudents in this option focus on understanding the natural, social, and economic opportunities and constraints underlying tourism in natural resource settings
  • Coursework provides: (1) specific knowledge in budgeting, marketing, and administration; (2) an appreciation of human behaviors and needs during tourism-related pursuits; and (3) an understanding of the political and economic interactions between the business world and land managers.
  • See the 4 Year Plan (pdf)  |  UM General Education Requirements (pdf)

You can Enhance Your Degree with additional options

Both options leave students room to pursue unique interests or to acquire specialized expertise that makes them more competitive for specific career interests. The possibilities abound, some examples include:

Application Information

Application information can be found at the Undergraduate Admissions. However, if you have any questions or if we can help you at all, do not hesitate to contact our office for information (406) 243-5521 or by email at

Information for Prospective Students