Recreation, Parks & Tourism ResourcesAs a natural resource management-oriented program, the curriculum focuses on social, economic and ecological dimensions of managing natural resources. This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters and is recognized as a leader in training future managers of recreation resources.
Our program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
You’ll have the opportunity to earn multiple and marketable certifications.
WVU is the only campus in the U.S. with both a canopy tour and a high-low challenge course.
- Park, forest, or natural resource rangers and managers;
- Recreation tour operators, outfitters, and guides;
- Challenge/ropes course, or canopy tour guides and facilitators;
- Recreation programmers at resorts;
- State and local tourism agencies
|WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar
||ENGL 102 – Composition, Rhetoric and Research
|ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
||WMAN 150 – Principles of Conservation Ecology
|BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology
||PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology
|RPTR 142 – Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Tourism
||WDSC 100 – Forest Resources in U.S. History
|FOR 140 – West Virginia’s Natural Resources
||RPTR 242 – Environmental and Cultural Interpretation
|MATH 126B – College Algebra (4-Day)
For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see course catalog.
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