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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies

Turn your passion for the outdoors into a career.

Through experiential learning opportunities you’ll gain experience in an area of your choice, from leading wilderness explorations to working for a state or national park.

What You'll Study

“I considered a lot of related environmental majors but decided this was the best one because I want to work with people,” Emily Lipson, ‘15.

Your Community & Instructors

  • The RPLS program is a close-knit community of students and faculty.
  • Connie Magnuson, RPLS program director

Your Career

  • Park/forest ranger
  • Outdoor tourism guide
  • Natural resource manager

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