The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
This major was modified to incorporate elements of the previously offered Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resources Management and Watershed Management majors.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Natural Resources major is a transfer-oriented program. Students conduct introductory coursework in Forestry, Watershed Management and Parks and Recreation that prepares them to successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree in these or related fields at 4-year college or university. The major also provides career-oriented training necessary for technician-level positions in natural resource conservation and the outdoor recreation industry with government agencies and the private sector. The program consists of 20 units of core requirements and 6 units of elective courses that allow the student to specialize or focus on a particular area of Natural Resources.
- Identify and discuss historical approaches to Natural Resource Management in the U.S.;
- Develop and use vocabulary for the protection, cultivation and management of wildlands;
- Discuss economic benefits to protecting healthy watershed characteristics including: recreation opportunities, biological diversity, species richness and clean water;
- Critically analyze and apply research and extension work in the field of watershed, park management, and forestry; and
- Identify best management practices strategies for managing land and recreational areas.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
Students who elect to take more than three courses from the Parks and Recreation Management Emphasis Requirements course list can use the additional course(s) to partially satisfy the Parks and Recreation Management Elective Requirement.