2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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, camp 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
  • Camp director
  • State or national park manager
  • Outdoor educator or interpretation specialist with nature centers, parks and other environmental agencies

B. Outdoor Recreation: 12-13 credit hours


Natural Environment Area


Three credit hours from the following:

Ecology Area


Three or four 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:

1. Outdoor Leadership Concentration: 12 credit hours [LEAD]


Outdoor recreation activity courses, by advisement (3 cr. hr.)


See sample list below.

2. Natural Resource Recreation Management Concentration: 12 credit hours [NRRM]


Three credit hours from the following:


  • A policy course approved by advisement or

Three credit hours from the following:


4. 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: 15-16 credit hours


  • Activity Requirement: at least two different recreation activities (2-6 cr. hr.)
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (3-8 cr. hr.), which could include HLH 120 or REC 375 to meet first aid requirement
  • First Aid Requirement: (0-3 cr. hr.), certification in American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or higher. Acceptable certifications can be found in the advisement manual. OREC majors are advised to select REC 375 or equivalent, which is the standard in the field.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 121


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


First Year


Fall total credit hours: 16-17


GE 1 course
GE 3 course
GE 5 course

Spring total credit hours: 16-17


GE 4 course
GE 6 course
Activity requirement (1 cr. hr.)

Second Year


Third Year


Fourth Year


Fall total credit hours: 16


Elective
Elective
Activity requirement(1 cr. hr.)

Spring total credit hours: 12


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

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