Park and Natural Resource Management Minor
In 2022, Texas State Parks and the National Park Service received more than 321 million visits, showcasing the importance of outdoor recreation, as well as the need for professionals who can effectively and sustainably manage these natural and cultural resources.
Available Fall 2024
The park and natural resource management minor integrates concepts of bio-environmental sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and policy and administrative decision making to equip future land managers and related professionals with skills necessary for the management of natural and cultural resources associated with parks and other protected areas.
This minor complements a wide array of majors and paves the way for careers with State and National Parks, city parks and recreation, non-profits, environmental education, private enterprises, youth camps and more.
As long as you are a current undergraduate student at Texas A&M University with a minimum 2.5 GPA, you are eligible to pursue this minor. Declaration of minor is made in the student’s home college or major department. Students may request that their major advisor add the RWFM minor. Some colleges and departments outside RWFM may not permit their students to declare a minor.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|RENR 345||Park Ecology and Management||3|
|RWFM 323||Parks and Protected Area Management||3|
|RWFM 345||Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management and Policy||3|
|RWFM 436||Natural Resources Policy|
|Select one of the following|
|ECCB 460/ RPTS 460||Nature, Values, and Protected Areas|
|RWFM 322||Community Development and Sustainability|
|RWFM 336||Research Methods in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources|
|RWFM 375||Conservation of Natural Resources|
|RWFM 400||Study Abroad in Natural Resources|
|RWFM 470||Environmental Impact Assessment|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||18|
- Students must make a grade of C or better in all courses.
- Students are responsible for checking each course for required prerequisites.
- An internship, RWFM 484, is available for minors above the required 18 hours.