B.S./M.S. Accelerated Program

B.S./M.S. Accelerated Program

The accelerated B.S./M.S. program allows up to nine credit hours of graduate-level coursework to be taken as electives during the senior year which can be applied to both the B.S. degree and the M.S. degree.

Tourism Development & Management, BS

According to both the World Tourism Organization (WTO), and the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) the travel and tourism industry is the largest industry and employer in the world. Upon completion of your degree you will possess a sound theoretical understanding of the comprehensive study of tourism.

Therapeutic Recreation

Students may specialize in therapeutic recreation (TR) within the Bachelor of Science in Parks & Recreation Management degree.  The TR degree program is part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) through which students may be eligible for reduced tuition

Parks & Recreation Management, BS

The parks and recreation management program provides an interdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas and community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The curriculum combines classroom instruction with field experiences and covers parks and recreation policy, programming, planning, management, communication, inclusive services and history.

Nonprofit Leadership & Management, BS

The nonprofit leadership and management major is a program within the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) in which students are eligible for reduced tuition.  The nonprofit leadership and management program will empower you through coursework and co-curricular experiences to help you become a successful professional who positively impacts the community in which you work.

Community Sports Management, BS

The community sports management degree focuses on the many roles recreational and amateur sports play within a community as a mechanism to contribute to quality of life, domestically and abroad. Emphasis is on the role of sports in youth development; the role of sports organizations and programs in community development; the impact of sports tourism and multisport events on community development; and the role of sports in delivery of nonprofit agency services. Both a program and a managerial emphasis will be targeted, with an emphasis on delivery of services across the lifespan.


Arizona State University's School of Community Resources and Development advances the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of our local and global communities through instruction, research and service.

We provide use inspired research and experiential academic programs in the areas of nonprofit leadership and management, parks and recreation management, and tourism development and management. Each program shares an interdisciplinary focus, and a common passion for promoting the public good.



Take a look around!  The School of Community Resources and Development is proud of the many opportunities for you to learn how to impact the communities you serve.  Through our robust academic programs, you will have the opportunity to explore multi-disciplinary curricula, all while expanding your professional and personal skills, making you highly sought after in your career fields of choice.

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contact us

411 N. Central Ave. Suite 550 Phoenix, AZ 85004-0685 
Mail Code 4020
Phone: 602-496-0550
Fax: 602-496-0953

minors & certificates

The School of Community Resources and Development offers several minors and certificates designed to complement other degree programs at ASU. Students in a wide variety of programs will find a minor or certificate can add value to your major area of study and provide additional career opportunities.