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

Nonprofit Administration

The minor in nonprofit administration empowers students to positively impact the community in which they work. Course work introduces students to the competencies required for successful professional careers with nonprofit, social sector organizations that exist to improve the quality of life of communities. The nonprofit sector in the U.S. is unique in form and function, with more than 1.2 million organizations in the U.S. The Arizona nonprofit sector also is experiencing robust growth with more than 29,000 registered nonprofits and more than 1,500 new nonprofits formed yearly. The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines as business, education, museum studies, nursing, public affairs, religious studies, social work and many others might find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

Parks and Protected Areas

As the Southwest continues to develop and urbanize, the demands and pressures on public lands and natural resources continues to grow. The interplay between society and natural resources is key to understanding modernity and continues to be at the center of policy issues and quality of life debates in the West. The minor in parks and protected area management introduces students to the role of parks and protected areas, with a focus on the unique issues faced by urban-proximate natural area managers. The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines including business, education, geography, public affairs, sustainability and many others might find this program a valuable addition to their existing program.

Recreation Management

The minor in recreation management introduces students to community recreation programming and planning for a variety of populations. Parks and recreation departments and services are critical for community quality of life and well-being. The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines including business, criminology, education, nursing, public affairs, social work and many others might find this program a useful addition to their existing program. Students interested in the recreation management minor may also be interested in the school's therapeutic recreation program.

Special Events Management

The minor in special events management is designed to offer students a solid understanding of special event programming and management. In addition to the two-tiered special event course, which provides both basic and advanced instruction as well as experiential learning opportunities through event production, students will be able to select electives to meet their interests. The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines including business, communication, journalism and many others find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

Sustainable Tourism

As sustainability expands in popularity as a discipline, students are looking to find ways to better understand how they can apply the principles of sustainability to their specific areas of interest. A minor in sustainable tourism development, within the School of Community Resources and Development, will allow students from any major to learn the basic concepts and theories of tourism development and management and help them to identify the ways in which tourism can contribute to sustainable development locally and globally. The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines including sustainability, business, and many others will find this program of interest to enhance their existing program. Students may also choose to complete a study abroad program.

Tourism Development and Management

The minor in tourism development and management provides students with the planning and development skills needed to enter the largest industry in the world. Exposure to the businesses of sustainable tourism, heritage tourism and meeting and convention planning will begin to prepare students for successful careers in the fast-growing travel and tourism industry. According to both the World Tourism Organization and the World Travel and Tourism Council, the travel and tourism industry is the largest industry and employer in the world. The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from various disciplines including business, communication, geography and many others find this program value-added to their existing program. Having completed the minor in tourism development and management, a student may also complete a certificate in convention sales and meeting planning.

Youth Services Leadership

The minor in youth services leadership is designed to explore the area of youth leadership from the perspective of those who work face-to-face with youth in a variety of settings. The minor allows students enrolled in a variety of undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their knowledge of youth services. Students from programs such as education, nursing, social work, criminal justice and others may find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Students can also choose to concentrate in one of our academic areas for the Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S) degree.

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