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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012

The Park Management minor prepares students to have specialties in their careers in outdoor recreation and parks. Emphasis is on sustainable management of parks and other natural environments for human enjoyment, environmental education and ecological diversity. This minor can relate to a variety of public agencies and non-profit organizations such as the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, state and local park agencies, the Nature Conservancy, as well as private outfitters, guiding services, residential campus, Outward Bound and National Outdoor Leadership School. The program provides students with knowledge, skills and abilities through coursework and hands-on, field-based experiences.

Admission Requirement: minimum 2.250 GPA is required to declare this minor.

Graduation Requirement: minimum 2.250 GPA in minor is required.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits
  RPTM 26081 Principles of Outdoor Recreation 3
  RPTM 36082 Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources 3
  RPTM 36083 Environmental Education and Conservation 3
  RPTM 46070 Park Planning 3
  RPTM electives 6

Related Minors:

  • Recreation Management minor
  • Tourism Management minor