About Cultural and Natural Resource Management: Choose Your Path!

Hikers, anglers, hunters, paddlers, backpackers, climbers and adventures of all types call the Recreation and Parks Leadership Studies department home. As the only accredited program in the state of Minnesota, the RPLS Bachelor of Science degree prepares students to enter the field of Cultural and Natural Resource Management. 

This degree is for students looking to incorporate their personal value of nature into their professional careers. As a Cultural and Natural Resource Manager, your work can take many paths. From working in state and national parks to local and regional natural areas, you can choose your own trail! Along the way, you will be surrounded by students and faculty with a distinct appreciation for the outdoors, and you will be challenged to help others make nature a part of their own lives – just like it is a part of yours.