Bachelor of Arts Degree in Outdoor Education
The outdoor education program offers concentrations in adventure education/wilderness leadership and environmental education. You will gain essential technical training in outdoor pursuits, adventure leadership and environmental education in combination with cross-disciplinary study in education, psychology, biology, health and physical education.
Careers for Outdoor Education Majors
Adventure education and wilderness leadership graduates work for a variety of employers, including outdoor adventure outfitters and guide services, outdoor education centers and camps that include programs in outdoor living/travel and ropes courses, and outdoor leadership development programs. Students complete wilderness or adventure leadership experiences and then a required internship as part of this concentration.
As an environmental education student, you might eventually work at an outdoor education, environmental or nature center; as a naturalist or interpreter in a federal, state or local parks; you might conduct nature or environmentally oriented activities for a municipal or community recreation program; or, you might serve as a summer camp nature specialist or as a school or college workshop leader and curriculum consultant.
Outdoor Education Degree Requirements