Outdoor Education

The outdoor education major is highly experiential and leads to diverse careers working with a variety of populations in outdoor settings. The program consists of a core and two concentrations: one in adventure education and wilderness leadership and the other in environmental education. The major offers students technical training in outdoor pursuits/adventure leadership and environmental education in combination with cross-disciplinary study in education, psychology and biology, and prepares students for a career or graduate study in outdoor education, outdoor recreation, or environmental education.

Students must earn a grade of C- (1.7) or better in all required courses in the degree program. Prior to the required internship, students must complete OER-3010, have junior or senior standing, and obtain a recommendation from the outdoor education faculty. Students should meet with their advisors early in their program for specific details regarding the internship process.