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Northwest Missouri State University


Park Ranger/Law Enforcement

B.S. degree; Recreation and Parks Management

Note: This is not a major or minor.

Course Name Hours
General Education Courses 42
**Sociology recommened- prereq
Major Courses

Foundations of Recreation 3
Special Populations 3
Recreation Facilities 3
Techniques of Leadership 3
Recreation Programming 3
Field Experience 3
Administration of Recreation 3
Evaluation of Leisure Services 3
Senior Seminar 3
Internship 12
Required Courses

Outdoor Rec Ed 3
Recreation Sports Mgt 3
Risk Management 3
Optional Courses 15
Natural Resource History & Interpretation 3
State & Local Government 3
*35-240 Intro. to Corrections 3
45-540 Group Dynamics 3
Exploring Recreation Resources 3
Suggested Minor: Criminal Justice

34-205 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
35-421 Criminology 3
34-315 Juvenile Justice System in America 3
34-338 Courts and Rights of the Accused 3
35-375 Police & Society 3
08-223 Abnormal Psychology 3
Approved Electives (by Department of Behavioral Sciences) 6
Total Certification Requirements 124

**Apply for admittance to Academy 1 yr before completion of degree.  http://www.anpr.org/academies.htm