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.
Students majoring in outdoor recreation leadership and management must achieve a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher in all major core courses.
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- Total Credits Required for Degree120
- General Education30-40
- Required Courses for Health Promotion2
- Health Promotion Activity Course1
- Required Courses in Major71-72
- Major Core52
- Internship/Plan of Study12
- Or approved program of study; courses can be any prefix but must be 300 level or higher.
- Other Required Courses7-8
- RE 357 Teaching and Guiding of Canoeing (4 cr.) or3-4
- RE 356 Expedition Leadership (4 cr.) or
- RE 172 Introduction to Wildland Firefighting (3 cr.) or
- RE 358 Teaching of Rock Climbing (4 cr.)
This major does not require a minor, but does require approximately 8-18 credits of electives.
This major does not require a minor.