Natural Resources Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Do you have a passion for THE GREAT OUTDOORS?

 Would you like a career in leading leisure, and recreational activities for groups of people in facilities such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers? If you’re interested in a career in recreation and natural resources, our professors will help you develop the skills you need to be successful. 

We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs. The four year universities and colleges offer a variety of leisure services programs including resort and commercial recreation, corporate and industrial recreation, fitness management, municipal and county recreation, therapeutic recreation, and teacher certification. Students are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university they plan to attend.

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Program Roadmap

Contact the Advisor

Carl Kleinschmidt
Wellness and Athletics


Who is eligible for the natural resources Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the natural resources Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area 6
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •ECO2013, Principles of Economics, Macro 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
DEP2004, Developmental Psychology 3
MAR2011, Marketing 3
Electives 15



(Students should coordinate with their advisor to determine which electives will transfer to the four year institution of their choice. Also, students should fulfill the foreign language requirement, if necessary.)

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

@ Civic Literacy.


Department Chair

Mike Kandler
Wellness and Athletics
850-769-1551 extension 3530