• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The interdisciplinary nature of the program includes course work from Agriculture Science; Biology; Communication; Geology; and Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management.

The Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism - Tourism at Southern Utah University is intended to provide students with training that qualifies them to work in a variety of work settings including outdoor recreation management agencies, outdoor and experiential education organizations, outdoor tourism companies, and outdoor recreation service and instruction programs. 

Career

Employment opportunities typically exist with local, state, and national agencies; protected natural areas; outdoor leadership and service programs; commercial recreation enterprises; and wilderness adventure/therapy organizations. Combined with the broad educational background provided by SUU’s baccalaureate core, this program will give students a wide range of opportunities upon graduation including preparation for graduate studies at Utah System of Higher Education’s Research I institutions in fields such as recreation resource management, parks and recreation, tourism, or related areas of graduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Writing 
  • Strategic Leadership in HRHM 
  • Introduction to Backpacking 
  • Wilderness First Responder 
  • Americans in the Outdoors
  • Foundations in Outdoor Recreation 
  • Foundations Practicum Lab 
  • Foundations of Recreation Resources Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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General Requirements

  • Application - pay required $60 application fee (U.S. currency only), $35 for returning students.
  • English Proficiency - Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first language is not English
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each high school, college, and university attended must be submitted.
  • Passport - Please provide a copy of the photo page of your passport.
  • Finances - International students are required to demonstrate that funds are available for the first year of study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1621 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1562 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1562 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    513 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 513 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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