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Recreation and Parks Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State University’s bachelor’s degree in recreation and parks management is the ideal program for students who like the idea of working outdoors away from a traditional office setting. It is great preparation for a career in our national parks, serving as a guide or planning nature experiences for tour groups, vacationers or classes. 

Overview

Program highlights

  • Complete an internship working in locations such as Utah’s state forests, Alaska’s adventure sports industry, YMCAs, Disney resorts, state parks and local recreation departments.
  • Engage in extensive hands-on experiences planning nature and recreation programs, organizing fundraisers such as the “I Swim for Bob” scholarship event and assisting community recreation programs such as the Cumberland Halloween Costume Competition or Discover Allegany Outdoors.
  • Attend a professional parks and recreation conference where you will meet others in the field and begin building your professional network.
  • Join the campus Recreation Society that engages in outdoor sports, hosts speakers from the field, encourages discussion of timely topics such as nature preservation and explores career opportunities.

Accreditation

Program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Recreation and Parks
  • Park and Facility Design
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Program Planning
  • Research Methods in Recreation and Parks
  • Organization and Administration of Recreation and Parks
  • Issues and Risk Management in Recreation and Parks
  • Practicum and Professional Seminar
  • Internship Project 
  • Internship in Recreation
  • Out-of-class Requirements 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

The University welcomes applications from undergraduate international students whodemonstrate university-level language proficiency in English.Frostburg State University international student admission process focuses on three areas: (1) academic qualifications; (2) financial support; and (3) English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify.

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