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Parks and Recreation, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Starting every day in your office, located in the great outdoors is an awesome feeling. Be part of the team that takes care of our most precious resources. Work in the local, state, and national park system developing and maintaining these wonderful treasures.

Having consistently placed students in the parks systems around the region and nation, this program continues to set the standard. Focus on management of the human and natural resources involved in this vast network of state and national lands. 

Parks and Recreation students develop practical experience throughout their studies, including attaining an Associate Degree in Natural Resource Technology, and culminating in a Senior Research project. Courses and instruction take advantage of the natural surroundings that are such a large part of the Eastern Upper Peninsula with a broad range of opportunities for field research and application. This program emphasizes knowledge and skills related to managing natural resources and providing leadership opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Key facts:

In conjunction with the degree program, the Recreation Club has offered fun and exciting challenges to Lake Superior State University students seeking outdoor recreation adventure. Included with these activities are service projects that have truly changed the landscape of LSSU and the community. 

Whether it is the construction of a cross country ski trail, the development of a Disc golf course, developing land-use plans, or fund raising for the installation of the rock wall in the Student Activity Center, the Recreation Club has led the way. This offers Parks and Recreation students real world opportunity to develop career based skills that intersect with their academic training. Start your adventure today. Become one of the next LSSU grads to “tame the great outdoors!”

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Admission for new freshmen and transfer students will typically close by the Friday before classes begin.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Recreation
  • Program Development and Leadership
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Recreation Practicum
  • Facilitation and Interpretation
  • Land Management for Recreation Purposes
  • Expedition Management
  • Recreation Leader Apprenticeship
  • Recreation Studies Junior Research Seminar
  • Research in Recreation and Leisure Sciences
  • Recreation Studies Senior Research Seminar
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Recreation Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit your online application for free!
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Submit test scores (optional).  Test scores will be considered supplemental information and will not impact an admissions decision.
  • If you have college credit through transfer, dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or early college programming, please submit an official transcript for each college or university that you’ve attended.
  • Health Insurance Requirements (only for international students)
  • Immigration Form (I-20) (only for international students)
  • Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain an F-1 Visa from a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.  (only for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sault Sainte Marie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

More than 90% of full-time students receive aid.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 are available to high school graduates and Michigan community college graduates. Students must be admitted to LSSU by March 1 for consideration.

LSSU participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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