OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

What Will You Learn? (Recreation Resource Management)

The core curriculum for the Recreation Resource Management degree program provides the opportunity for students to study recreation behavior, recreation planning and management, communication, wilderness management, resource economics, resource ecology and conservation, and resource analysis and policy. The Recreation Resource Management curriculum focuses on five units:

  • Natural Resource Systems
  • Technical and Field Skills
  • Social Science and Policy
  • Research and Analytical Techniques
  • Communications and Negotiations

In addition to these blocks of education, students learn basic economics, mathematics, computing skills, biology, and statistics, for a well-rounded and comprehensive skillset. Forestry classes include dendrology, ecological restoration and silviculture principles. Students also pick from 16 different options or approved minors to focus their degree and specialize in an area of their choosing, whether it be wildland law enforcement, environmental resource interpretation, sociology, tourism, fisheries and wildlife, business administration, park landscapes or cultural resources management.

Outside of the classroom, many of the labs take place in our nearby McDonald-Dunn Forest, complete with its own trail network. Students who are looking for something a little farther from home can also apply for national and international exchange programs and study abroad opportunities.

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