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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Outdoor Recreation [OREC]


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The outdoor recreation major in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department  allows students to focus on different aspects of the outdoor recreation/education field. Outdoor leadership, natural resource recreation management and environmental and cultural interpretation are designated concentrations in this major. This major, as well as the concentration in Natural Resource Recreation Management, is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Career Potential

  • Outdoor leader in a variety of agencies from Outward Bound, to campus outdoor programs, to camps
  • State or national park manager
  • Outdoor educator or interpretation specialist with nature centers, parks and other environmental agencies

B. Outdoor Recreation: 9 credit hours


Natural Environment Area


Three credit hours from the following:

Environmental Attitudes and Literacy Area


Three credit hours from the following:

Environmental Teaching Area


Three credit hours from the following:

C. Required Concentration: 12-13 credit hours


Choose one of the following concentrations:

Three credit hours from the following:


  • A policy course approved by advisement or

3. Environmental and Cultural Interpretation Concentration: 12-13 credit hours [ENV]


Select one from the following:


Select one from the following:


D. Internship: 12 credit hours


 Students may not enroll in additional course work while enrolled in the internship.

E. Other: 18-19 credit hours


  • Activity Requirement: At least two different recreation activities (2-6 cr. hr.)
  • First Aid Requirement: OREC majors with a concentration in Outdoor Leadership need certification in Wilderness First Responder or higher. OREC majors with a concentration in Natural Resource Recreation Management or Environmental and Cultural Interpretation need certification in Wilderness First Aid or higher. This certification is a prerequisite for REC 475: Internship in Recreation and Leisure Services and must be current for the duration of the REC 475 internship. Acceptable certifications can be found in the advisement manual.
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (6-11 cr. hr.)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 121


Example of B.S. in Outdoor Recreation over four years


General Education (GE); Foreign Language

Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 12


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