Park and Outdoor Recreation

Park and Outdoor Recreation (AAS)

If you love working outside in a natural environment instead of sitting at a desk, the Park and Outdoor Recreation program is for you. The Park and Outdoor Recreation profession is growing as more people seek physical activity in beautiful settings and you can be a leader in the field. Complete the AAS Degree in Park and Outdoor Recreation and after two years, you can be working directly with other recreation professionals, or you can stay at SUNY Delhi and seamlessly transition into the Bachelor of Business Administration program in Recreation and Sports Facilities Management.  Transfer to another baccalaureate institution is also a possibility.

Program Highlights

  • College-owned, and student-operated, 50-acre Outdoor Education Center serves as our lab.
  • Learn planning and management of natural resources.
  • Access to Catskill and Adirondack parks for learning and playing.
  • Small class environment with lots of hands-on experience and attention.
  • The Outdoor Recreation industry contributes $41.6 billion in consumer spending and generates 313,000 jobs in New York State alone (7.6 billion nationally).
  • Complete your summer internship working at a state park, with the Department of Environmental Conservation, or in some other natural setting.

Career Opportunities

  • Outdoor Educator
  • Camp Management
  • Park Ranger
  • Outdoor Programming Specialist
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • City Parks and Recreation

Bachelor's Degree Opportunity at Delhi

Recommended Admissions Requirements

  • 75 High School GPA with a Regents Diploma or 2.0 Cumulative Transfer GPA 
  • Completed coursework in Algebra, Geometry, and Biology


  • SUNY Curriculum Code: 1564