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Bachelor's Degree in Park Management and Conservation

Learn how to be a leader in both public- and private-sector parks and recreation and conservation agencies through the study of natural science, communications, social sciences and management.

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Bachelor's Degree in Park Management and Conservation

B.S. in park management and conservation

The park management and conservation degree program at K-State combines the study of natural sciences with communications, management and social sciences to direct the understanding of the social, political and biological factors that impact the use and protection of recreation lands and waters.

The program prepares students for supervisory and managerial careers in both public and private sector parks and recreation and conservation agencies.


The K-State difference

K-State’s park management and conservation program helps students develop skills to educate and inspire visitors at parks, zoos, historic sites and museums through understanding of cultural and natural resources.

An additional focus on law enforcement helps students develop the abilities to operate as a law enforcement officer in outdoor recreation settings. This could include ranger duty or enforcement of wildlife hunting and fishing regulations.

Students also learn the necessary skills to manage the business or administrative aspects of park and recreation agencies. This strong emphasis on business also aids in areas including personnel management budgeting and program development.

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K-State park management and conservation graduates are well prepared to address recreational and political issues and assist the public in protecting the places and experiences people cherish.


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