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Parks, Recreation and Tourism (with concentration in Nature Based Tourism), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
Recreation is one of the world’s most diverse and fastest-growing industries. It is often intertwined within another worldwide growth industry, tourism. The Nature Based Tourism Concentration emphasizes outdoor enjoyment of forest resources and strategies for developing a successful tourism program. 
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Overview

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) program is designed to provide students with training that will qualify them to work in a variety of work settings such as parks and protected natural areas, the public and private business sectors, non-profit environmental organizations, as well as state and federal natural resource agencies. The PRT program emphasis on the integration of natural, social, and management sciences reflects the inter-disciplinary context in which recreation, tourism, natural resource planning, and environmental concerns are addressed.

Students interested in the study of Parks, Recreation and Tourism will find the program ideally situated close to the rocky coasts, mountains, Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, the Appalachian Trail and Maine tourism developments. Visits to these sites afford students unique and exciting opportunities both during class and leisure to observe and participate in on-going operations relevant to the profession. We frequently have guest lectures from the public sector and commercial recreational enterprises to acquaint students with the diversity of professional management issues and practices.

Our faculty, both full-time and cooperating, are unique in their extensive experience in the field as well as their national and international reputations. A wide array of academic experiences are available to students: summer camps, field experiences, studies abroad and assisting with recreation-related research enhance our students’ education and employability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Principles of Financial Accounting  
  • Marketing  
  • Principles of Macroeconomics  
  • Regional Economics: Policy and Practice  
  • Forest Resources Economics  
  • Introduction to Geology  
  • General Psychology  
  • Introduction to Tourism  
  • Park Systems of the World  
  • Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture  
  • Internship in Parks, Recreation and Tourism 
  • Ecotourism: Principles, Trends, and Issues  
  • Environmental Interpretation  
  • Sustainable Tourism Planning  
  • Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics  
  • Principles of Statistical Inference  
  • Introduction to Wildlife Conservation  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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