BS - College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism (Tourism Development)

The BS in Parks, Recreation & Sport with emphasis in Tourism Development offers students 12-week hands-on training in the area of interest.  Students gain experience through coursework and internships. Tourism development, marketing and event specialists grow in careers associated with tourism venues and enterprises; resorts; local, state and regional economic development agencies; and visitor and convention services. They are responsible for promoting their clients throughout the broadly defined tourism industry. This includes organizing promotional and profitable events for venues and communities, developing public relations materials or establishing relationships with various local interest groups.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: