Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management

Help people connect with nature through tourism and recreation

With a B.S. in Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management from the University of Montana you will work to manage and protect sensitive resources while helping people enjoy nature. You'll graduate prepared for a professional position developing and managing nature-based recreation experiences and park resources for public land agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the nature-based tourism industry. You can choose to focus in one of three elective tracks: Recreation Resource Management, Nature-Based Tourism, or Outdoor Recreation Services.

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PTRM students can choose from one of two student clubs to meet fellow students, engage in service activities, and develop a professional network: the Student Recreation Association (open to all UM majors) and the Montana Recreation and Parks Association student chapter.

Watch a video about PTRM student Clinton - he'll tell you why he loves this program and UM!

All PTRM students complete a practicum in an approved parks, tourism, or recreation position. Bennett interned at Big Sky and wrote a trail maintenance plan, wrote grants for trail and park features, and taught at youth recreation summer camps.