2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 17, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Outdoor Recreation [OREC]


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The outdoor recreation major 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 National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation.

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: 13 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]


D. Internship: 15 credit hours


E. Other: 15-16 credit hours


  • Activity Requirement: at least two different recreation activities (2-6 cr. hr.)
  • Liberal Arts and Free Electives (4-9 cr. hr.)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


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


First Year


Spring total credit hours: 16


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Activity requirement

Second Year


Fall total credit hours: 16


  • Activity requirement
  • Concentration course
  • Foreign Language
  • GE course

Spring total credit total: 15


  • GE course
  • GE course

Third Year


Fall total credit hours: 16


  • Concentration course
  • Ecology area course
  • Environmental Literacy area course
  • Elective
  • Natural Environment area course

Spring total credit hours: 15


  • Environmental Teaching area course
  • Elective

Fourth Year


Fall total credit hours: 15


  • Concentration course
  • Concentration course
  • Elective

Spring total credit hours: 15


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