Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

The park, recreation, and tourism industry provides a wealth of exciting career options, and our faculty and staff stand ready to help you get started or help you advance.  Our former students are managers, marketing professionals, direct service providers and entrepreneurs in an enormous range of exciting recreation and tourism careers.  You can find them working at resorts and hotels, on cruise ships, in the airline industry, in national and state parks and forests, at performing arts facilities and museums, in camps and youth-serving organizations, and in a myriad of recreation businesses and park and recreation agencies that are part of local, state, and national governments.  We are proud of our graduates.  These Aggies make a difference in people’s lives.

Quality experiences, lives, and communities are our business.

RPTS Student Organizations

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Upcoming Events

Sep 10


September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sep 19

Managing our National Parks: The Next 100 Years

September 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Agriculture and Life Sciences Building
600 John Kimbrough Blvd
College Station, TX 77843-2261

Front Desk Phone: 979-845-5411

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    COLLEGE STATION – July is National Picnic Month and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have some advice on how to make a picnic safer by protecting against foodborne bacteria. Food safety begins with ensuring hands, surfaces and utensils are all clean, said Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension associate head, nutrition and food science department, […] The post Make picnics safer by guarding against foodborne bacteria appeared first on AgriLife Today.