Sustainable Parks, Recreation & Tourism Major

Michigan State University

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2014
Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4 years with summers off
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Department of Community Sustainability offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SPRT). 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 that emphasizes a professional area of knowledge integrated with the tenets of sustainability. The SPRT 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 organizational land 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 SPRT major.

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