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College of Agriculture

Park Management and Conservation

Student Hiking in the Mountains

Combine the study of natural sciences with communications, management and social sciences to gain an understanding of the social, political and management factors affecting the use of our recreational lands and waters. Prepare for career options in a variety of natural resource management agencies and organizations. 


What You’ll Study

Study a variety of outdoor biological systems. Gain hands-on experience through laboratories in the Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, as well as many outdoor experiences in biologically diverse systems. During your 10-week internship, you'll experience fieldwork in a professional setting. Specialize in natural resource management, recreation business, law enforcement or interpretation.

Park Management and Conservation Curriculum Guide


Urban ForesterPark DirectorPark Ranger
Hunting Lodge DirectorFacility ManagerRecreational Planner
Interpreter/NaturalistCity Park AdministratorLake Manager
Recreation, Park and Tourism ScientistProgram SpecialistHospitality Director

Employers include: youth agencies, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, state and county park agencies, resorts, public recreation and parks departments and commercial and corporate recreation companies.

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Related Student Organizations  

Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management Club

George Wright Society 


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Kansas State University
2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Manhattan, KS 66506