The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University


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The School for Community And Life Enrichment (SCALE) is an interdisciplinary learning organization that prepares students and professionals as leaders in collaborative practice and the application of scholarship in the optimization of communities and the enhancement of the quality of life. The School brings together academic and degree-granting programs focused on community and youth development, parks, recreation, and tourism, with Clemson Extension and on-campus organizations with the same missions. The School utilizes the campus of Clemson University as a community laboratory where students are engaged with professionals who manage university facilities and programs, thus allowing students to “turn the university machine.” Students and professionals are prepared to work collaboratively with public, private and nonprofit organizations to advance the social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being of citizens and communities in South Carolina and around the world.


Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the bachelor's, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Clemson University.