RPTS Minors

The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences has two minors: Tourism Management and Park and Natural Resources.

Tourism Management Minor

An 18 credit hour minor in Tourism Management provides a broad orientation of the following:

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and most diverse industries. This option focuses on the planning, management, development, and promotion of places and events as tourism attractions. Courses in tourism are designed to collectively build understanding about the linkages that exist between local places and cultures, host populations, and various public, private, and special interest groups. Students in this emphasis can pursue careers in private sector enterprises, government agencies, convention and visitor bureaus, and other tourism related service organizations.

Tourism Management Minor (Prior to Fall 2015 Catalog)

Students not in Fall 2015 catalog can substitute RPTS 209 and RPTS 307 with courses from the Fall 2015 catalog tourism management minor. *Must communicate decision with home Academic Advisor and RPTS Academic Advisor!

Tourism Management Minor (Fall 2015 Catalog & forward)

Park and Natural Resource Management Minor

An 18 credit hour minor in Park and Natural Resource Management provides a broad orientation of the following:

Management of natural and cultural resources associated with conserving parks and other protected areas. Land managers and related professionals integrate concepts in the bio-environmental sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and policy and administrative decision-making. Necessary skills include geographic information systems, impact assessment methodology, and heritage and natural resources planning techniques. Students with an emphasis in this field look forward to careers with both public and private employers in the recreation, park, and tourism fields, including state and federal agencies and private enterprises, non-profit organizations, youth camps, and environmental education programs.

 Park and Natural Resource Management Minor (All catalogs)


We do not have an application, deadlines, or a cap on eligibility hours. As long as you are a current undergraduate student at Texas A&M University you are eligible to pursue our minors.  Declaration of minor is made in the student’s home college or major department. Some colleges and departments outside RPTS may not permit their students to declare a minor.

Satisfactory Completion of Courses

To be awarded the minor in business and receive transcript recognition, students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course listed above

Catalog Descriptions


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