Bachelor of Science

Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism


The field of parks, recreation, sport and tourism is a multibillion dollar industry. The global market is expanding for professionals in the areas of sport business, sport marketing, game day operations, community recreation, park operations and management and tourism development.

Classes You Might Take

  • Leadership & Personnel Management
  • Parks, Health & Wellness
  • Business of Sport & Recreation
  • Ethics & Diversity
  • Program & Event Development

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Learn more about our nationally accredited program.

Accelerated B.S. to M.S.

The accelerated B.S. in parks, recreation, sport and tourism to M.S. in natural resources, with an emphasis in parks, recreation, sport and tourism, will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree within five years. Visit for details and speak with potential graduate faculty mentors before applying.

Why CAFNR for Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism

With SEC sports teams just across campus, a robust parks system in Columbia, and a number of professional sports franchises within a two-hour drive, Mizzou is the perfect spot to pursue a degree in parks, recreation, sport and tourism.

Career Possibilities

Game Day Operations
Tourism and Convention Bureaus
Athletic Compliance
Sports Marketing/Communications
Parks and Recreation Administration

Employers & Internship Locations

Rawlings Sporting Goods • Kansas City Royals • Gateway PGA • Arizona Coyotes • Atlanta Braves • St. Louis Cardinals • Indianapolis Colts • Anheuser-Busch • Big Cedar Lodge • Big Ticket Sports • Houston Astros • Dallas Mavericks • Milwaukee Bucks • Ballparks of America • Chicago Blackhawks • Detroit Lions

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Signature Experience

Study Abroad

Parks, recreation, sport and tourism students can explore career opportunities through various industry tour opportunities throughout the year. Exploring farther from home is also encouraged, as CAFNR offers a sport management study abroad program affiliated with the University of Barcelona in Spain.

Study Abroad
Spain study abroad

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Admissions and Application

You can declare Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism as your major at any point during your career at MU without a separate application.

  • Current students: Declare or change your major.
  • New students: Apply to MU and choose Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism as your major.

Cost and Financial Aid

Learn more about tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Mizzou.

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