The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism
The Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism major prepares students to work in environmental settings (of natural, cultural, and/or
historical significance) that provide natural resource recreation and/or tourism opportunities. The curriculum provides a solid
understanding of the environmental, economic, political, and social factors influencing recreation development and management.
Employment opportunities for graduating students include tourism development, protected area management, environmental education
(with schools), environmental interpretation (with agencies), park management, and recreation/tourism planning. Potential employers
include local/county, state, and national parks/forests, public, private and not-for-profit nature centers, adventure and wilderness
programs, environmental education centers, wildlife sanctuaries and preserves, and nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation
organizations (public and private).
Possible Job Titles of Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism Graduates
Adventure Travel Coordinator
Community Center Director