Degree or Program Details

Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management Major

This major is for students who expect to pursue a career or graduate work in leisure services, outdoor recreation, protected area management or related fields. The program provides an academic foundation that meets professional standards in leisure studies, in general, and outdoor recreation, in particular. It also provides varied opportunities to develop additional competencies for more specialized entry-level positions in leisure and outdoor recreation settings. The learning environment uses both traditional and experiential learning strategies in a small-scale setting. Graduates may be self-employed or find employment in interpretive or outdoor education centers, organized camps, resorts, outfitters and guide services, colleges, adventure programs, county and city recreation and parks departments, state and federal land and water resource management agencies, and a variety of nonprofit organizations and businesses related to the field of outdoor recreation.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 129.5-132

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses for Health Promotion 
     HP 270B Swimming - Intermediate (1 cr.) or
     HP 271B Swimming - WSI (1 cr.) or
     HP 272A SCUBA - Beginning (1 cr.) or
     HP 272B SCUBA - Advanced (2 cr.)

Required Courses in Major 56.5-57
Major Core 43
Professional Development Seminars 1-1.5
Students must enroll in one of the above every two semesters until graduation; RE 391 may be repeated. 
Internship/Plan of Study 12
Or approved program of study; courses can be any prefix but must be 300 level or higher. 
Professional Assessment Seminar 0.5

Other Required Courses 13-15
     GC 235 Quantitative Methods (4 cr.) or
HL 242 Emergency Health Care (2 cr.) Certification Required or 2-3
     RE 352 Wilderness First Responder (3 cr.) Certification Required
    Two ORLM adviser approved HP courses 

*See the “Course Descriptions” section of this bulletin for major and minor course prerequisites, particularly RE 371, RE 381 and RE 382, before selecting liberal studies and world cultures courses.

This major does not require a minor, but does require 18 credits of electives/minor/cluster minor.