In the Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration program, we strive to provide rigorous classroom and
experiential learning experiences to prepare you for a future career in Tourism. As the second leading industry in Arkansas we prepare our students for every path they could find themselves on in their career. Our Recreation and Park Administration program offers four different emphasis areas: Interpretation, Natural Resource, Recreation Sports Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. Our Hospitality Administration program offers three different emphasis areas: Event Management, Foodservice Management, and Lodging Management.

          Faculty in the Arkansas Tech University Department of Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration have not only the education, but also the relationships needed to prepare students for success in today's rapidly growing job market. We value community service, commitment to personal and professional development, communication, and lifelong learning; and instill this in our students. As a department we promise to provide quality education, a foundation for professional growth and development, and encourage lifelong learning.

          Please contact us and allow us to work with you to see if Arkansas Tech University is the ideal fit for you in your continued growth as a young professional.


Degrees and Programs



Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Park Administration

Major Options


Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration

Major Options



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Contact the Department of Parks, Recreation & Hospitality Administration

Williamson Hall 124

1205 N. El Paso Avenue

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0378