Undergraduate Degree - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Program:
Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Program Code:
5385 Sustainable Parks,Rec and Tour
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS14
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
Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism

The Department of Community Sustainability offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism. By combining a body of specialized professional knowledge with the study of natural, social, management and behavioral sciences, the program provides an opportunity for students to obtain a broad, interdisciplinary education which emphasizes a professional area of knowledge integrated with the tenets of sustainability. The Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism major is designed to prepare students for professional positions related to the management and enjoyment of the outdoors. Such positions include management of public parks, forests and protected areas, non-profit lands and facilities such as camps and commercial enterprises that provide goods and services to outdoor enthusiasts. Meeting people’s outdoor leisure needs, enhancing the quality of life, and providing sustainable economic and social development are hallmarks of the Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism major.

Students in the Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism major will acquire an understanding of natural resource recreation and tourism that integrates sustainability and effectively links theory with practice while engaging the community. This includes the concepts of leisure, tourism, recreation and sustainability, as well as operation of recreation delivery systems, policy, administration, management, planning and evaluation.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism major is met by completing Community Sustainability 325, 330 or 433. That course is referenced in item 3. below.

    The completion of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources mathematics requirement may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the following courses (12 to 15 credits):  
      CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
      CSUS 300 Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability 3
      CSUS 301 Citizen Engagement for Sustainability 3
      CSUS 493 Professional Internship 3 to 6
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
      CSUS 325 Study and Practice of Communication for Sustainability (W) 3
      CSUS 330 Organizational Management for Community Sustainability (W) 3
      CSUS 433 Grant Writing and Fund Development (W) 3
      Community Sustainability 330 may not be used to fulfill both 3. b. and 3. c.  
    c. Five of the following courses (15 or 16 credits):  
      CSUS 273 Introduction to Travel and Tourism 3
      CSUS 276 Sustaining Our National Parks and Recreation Lands 3
      CSUS 330 Organizational Management for Community Sustainability (W) 3
      CSUS 473 Social Entrepreneurship for Community Sustainability 3
      CSUS 474 Advanced Topics in Tourism Management 3
      CSUS 476 Natural Resource Recreation Management 4
      Community Sustainability 330 may not be used to fulfill both 3. b. and 3. c.  
    d. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
      FW 419 Applications of Geographic Information Systems to Natural Resources 4
      GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
    e. Five of the following courses (14 or 15 credits):  
      ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
      CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
      CSUS 310 History of Environmental Thought and Sustainability 3
      CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
      CSUS 429 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
      CSUS 431 Interpretation and Visitor Information Systems 3
      CSUS 445 Community-Based Environmental and Sustainability Education 3
      CSUS 464 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan 3
      CSUS 465 Environmental and Law and Policy 3
      EEP 255 Ecological Economics 3
      FOR 412 Wildland Fire   2
      GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
      HB 100 Introduction to Hospitality Business 2
      HB 237 Management of Lodging Systems 3
      HB 267 Management of Food and Beverage Systems 3
      MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3



Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism, BS (5385)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Introduction to Sustainability
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Introduction to Sustainability: 1 course from CSUS200

Requirement 12: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability: 1 course from CSUS300

Requirement 13: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Citizen Engagement for Sustainability
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Citizen Engagement for Sustainability: 1 credit from CSUS301

Requirement 14: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Professional Internship
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Professional Internship: 1 course from CSUS493

Requirement 15: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Tier II Writing
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Tier II Writing: 1 course from CSUS325, CSUS330, CSUS433

Requirement 16: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Travel and Tourism
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Travel and Tourism: 5 courses from CSUS273, CSUS276, CSUS330, CSUS473, CSUS474, CSUS476

Requirement 17: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Geographic Information
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Geographic Information: 1 course from FW419, GEO221

Requirement 18: Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Elective
Major - Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Elective: 5 courses from ACC230, CSS210, CSUS310, CSUS354, CSUS429, CSUS431, CSUS445, CSUS464, CSUS465, EEP255, FOR412, GBL323, HB100, HB237, HB267, MKT327

Requirement 19: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Option3: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTH116
Option4: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTHRQMT
Option1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
Option2: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH114

Requirement 20: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202

Requirement 21: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Requirement 22: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 23: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.