Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Sustainable Natural Resource Recreation Management

Program:
Minor in Sustainable Natural Resource Recreation Management
Program Code:
5408 Sustainable Nat Res Rec Mgt
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15
Department:
Department of Community Sustainability
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Community Sustainability

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Sustainable Natural Resource Recreation Management

The Minor in Sustainable Natural Resource Recreation Management is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. Focusing on the management of people, facilities, natural resources and organizations that provide natural resource recreation opportunities, it targets students considering careers in public land management, commercial recreation enterprises, non-profit resource based camps and educational facilities, rural community development, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, criminal justice (conservation/recreation law enforcement), landscape architecture, environmental policy or agriculture. The minor offers students the opportunity to integrate knowledge of social, biological and physical sciences, natural resources and ecosystems to sustainably manage for outcomes that include outdoor recreation.

With the approval of the department that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Sustainable Natural Resource Recreation Management

The student must meet the requirements specified below:

1. Both of the following courses (7 credits):
CSUS 276 Sustaining Our National Parks and Recreation Lands 3
CSUS 476 Natural Resource Recreation Management 4
2. One of the following courses outside the student’s course requirements for the major (3 or 4 credits):
ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture 4
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
CSUS 273 Introduction to travel and Tourism 3
FOR 202 Introduction to Forestry 3
FW 101 Fundamentals of Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology and Management 3
3. Two of the following courses, one of which is outside the student’s course requirements for the major (5 to 7 credits):
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
CSUS 278 Introduction to Conservation, Recreation and Environmental Enforcement 1
CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
CSUS 431 Interpretation and Visitor Information Systems 3
CSUS 464 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan 3
CSUS 465 Environmental and Natural Resource Law 3
CSUS 473 Social Entrepreneurship and Community Sustainability 3
CSUS 474 Advanced Topics in Tourism Management 3
FOR 404 Forest Ecology 3
FOR 412 Wildland Fire 2
FOR 466 Natural Resource Policy 3
FW 419 Applications of Geographic Information Systems to Natural Resources Management 4
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
IBIO 355 Ecology 3