Natural Resources Management

Do you enjoy the outdoors? A degree in Recreation-Natural Resources Management allows graduates to find rewarding jobs with various federal and state land management agencies, municipal parks and adventure programming companies. Graduates become stewards of the natural environment while educating the public on the importance of nature.  

The Natural Resources Management Program at Henderson State University provides very unique learning opportunities for students with a passion for Natural Resources Management. Located near the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Arkadelphia has many opportunities for outdoor recreation and the various natural resources management agencies provide hands-on learning experiences. A degree earned at HSU will provide the distinction of a diverse learning opportunity as HSU is the only Public Liberal Arts University for the State of Arkansas.   

Recreation-Natural Resources Management graduates work in a variety of outdoor recreation, experiential education and adventure programming settings. Student employment opportunities connected to Recreation-Natural Resources Management are numerous. They include: 

  • Arkansas State Parks
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Adventure Camps
  • Commercial Recreation Businesses
  • University Recreation


  • Leadership Techniques
  • Inclusive Recreation
  • Recreation and Sport Facility Design
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Travel and Tourism

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Dr. Patrick Wempe