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DEGREE SUMMARY

Est. Total Tuition/Fees $35,741
Credits Required 120
Delivery Classroom
Campus Locations 24
Requirements
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ONLINE TUITION INFO

Online courses have a set cost per credit. Online credits are not counted as part of your total credits shown in the university tuition table. Total tuition is based on current rates and tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

Cost Per Credit $290
Total for 120 credits $35,741
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TUITION INFO

Estimated total tuition is based on current rates and student fees for a Utah resident. Tuition rates subject to change. Some courses may have additional fees.

credits/semester $1,787
Total for 20 semesters $35,741
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CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the degree specific course requirements, students must have at least 120 credits in order to graduate with a bachelors degree. Contact your advisor to determine what courses are needed in order to graduate.

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DELIVERY INFORMATION

The courses for this degree can be completed via multiple delivery types. For more information about course delivery types, visit our course delivery page.

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Potential Careers

  • Recreation Planner
  • Park Ranger
  • Environmental Interpretation and Education
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Wildlife Researcher
  • Land Use Planner
  • Public Policy Maker

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Bachelor of Science in
Recreation Resource Management

Utah is home to five national parks, several national monuments and two national recreation areas. With beautifully colored red rock areas, desert landscapes, massive cliffs of granite, and a quarry that was one of the most productive sources of dinosaur fossils in the world, Utah offers varied recreational opportunities.

The Recreation Resource Management major prepares students for careers in managing outdoor recreation settings, such as public forests and rangelands, state and national parks, and wilderness areas; working in visitor centers or interpretive facilities; and working in related tourism and recreation businesses. Because these jobs require an understanding of both the land itself and the people who visit these areas, the major offers a solid foundation in both the biological and social sciences.

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For Help Getting Started

Please call (800) 233-2137 or send an email to distance.info@usu.edu.

Program Contacts

Sam Sturman - Advisor/Associate Director
Moab
Phone: (435) 259-7432
sam.sturman@usu.edu

In addition to fulfilling general education requirements, students must complete 71-73 credits of required coursework in the major.  Among those are:

  • APEC 3012: Natural Resources and Regional Economics
  • BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen            
  • BIOL 3040: Plants and Civilization
  • CHEM 1110: General Chemistry
  • ENVS 2340: Natural Resources and Society
  • ENVS 3010: Natural Resources and Environment Policy
  • ENVS 3300: Fundamentals of Recreation Resources Management
  • ENVS 3400: Fundamentals of Tourism
  • ENVS 3600: Living with Wildlife
  • ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • ENVS 4130: Rec. Policy & Planning
  • ENVS 4500: Wildland Recreation Behavior
  • ENVS 4550: Recreational Use Monitoring & Assessment
  • ENVS 4600: Natural Resource Interpretation
  • ENVS 4610: Foundations of Environmental Education
  • ENVS 4920: Special Projects in Recreation Management
  • GEOG 1010: Intro to Geology
  • GEOG 1800: Geographic Info Systems
  • MATH 1050: College Algebra
  • PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • STAT 2000: Statistical Methods
  • WATS 3700: Fundamentals of Watershed Sciences
  • WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World