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 ā€œCā€ (2.00) or higher in all major core courses.

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Total Credits Required 120
General Education

This major does not require a minor, but does require approximately 8-18 credits of electives.

This major does not require a minor.