Semester in the Parks

Program Courses

The Semester in the Parks Program will offer students several options for an immersive public lands learning experience. The program will last approximately from mid-September to mid-December. Depending on which option a student chooses, there may be opportunities to extend for a longer period.

Descriptions for these courses can be found in the .

Option 1: Public Lands Stewardship Field School

All students will be required to enroll in the following two core courses:

  • UNIV 3500 - Interdisciplinary Park Studies (3 credits)
  • UNIV 3500 - Capstone (2 credits)

Students can then choose up to 12 additional credits:

  • ORPT 4020 - Interpretation (3 credits)
  • ANTH 4960 - Archeological Field Methods (3 credits)
  • BIOL 4920 - Biology Workshop (3 credits)
  • ENGL 3120 - Grant and Technical Writing (3 credits)

Option 2: Public Lands Stewardship Field School + Internship

All students will be required to enroll in the following three core courses:

  • UNIV 3500 - Interdisciplinary Park Studies (3 credits)
  • UNIV 3500 - Capstone (2 credits)
  • ORPT 4860 - Internship (3-6 credits)
    • Internship credit available in BIOL, ANTHRO, or ORPT
    • Requires an additional application

Students can then choose up to 6 additional credits:

  • ORPT 4020 - Interpretation (3 credits)
  • ANTH 4960 - Archeological Field Methods (3 credits)
  • BIOL 4920 - Biology Workshop (3 credits)
  • ENGL 3120 - Grant and Technical Writing (3 credits)

Option 3: Parks Hospitality + Custom Course Load

If you are a Hospitality student, you may work towards HRHM 4500 credit (1 credit) and additional credits toward your Hospitality Degree may be available but will be determined through advising.