Oklahoma’s Best Parks and Recreation Program

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Welcome to the Department of Parks and Recreation Management at SWOSU, where we strive to provide our students with the right education and skills they need for a fulfilling career in Park Management, Law Enforcement, or Wildland Firefighting.

Degrees Offered

Chair:  Ryan Haggard
580.774.7036

For the Love of Nature

The Parks and Recreation Management Department at SWOSU is as unique as the Oklahoma terrain itself. We are the only program in the region that focuses on Park Management, Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement, and Wildland Firefighting. We have the only CLEET Collegiate Officer Program in the western half of Oklahoma. Students graduate with both their degree and their full-time Oklahoma law enforcement certification. Our Wildland Fire Program leads to many federal wildland firefighting certifications through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.