Outdoor Recreation Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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The Outdoor Recreation program qualifies individuals as outdoor leaders or resource managers for public and private organizations, including government agencies.

Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required;

  • computer competency is required for the this major;

  • a minimum grade ≥2.50 must be obtained in each required RCLS course (if a lower grade is received, the course must be retaken);

  • a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.50 shall be necessary in all upper- and lower-division required RCLS courses;

  • a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.50 shall be required for all university coursework; failure to comply with the above standards will jeopardize professional internship eligibility.

Required Core Courses
RCLS 201RECREATION AND LEISURE IN MODERN SOCIETY3
RCLS 220LEADERSHIP IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES3
RCLS 240OVERVIEW OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES4
RCLS 270DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES3
RCLS 313WILDLAND RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
RCLS 325OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAMMING3
RCLS 360FACILITY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN3
RCLS 385PROGRAMMING IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES3
RCLS 400LEGAL FOUNDATIONS IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 425EVALUATION, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 435EMPLOYMENT PROCESSES IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES2
RCLS 455RESORT AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
RCLS 470ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 480BUDGETING IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
RCLS 490SENIOR CAPSTONE IN RECREATION4
Required Supporting Courses
HLED 193STANDARD FIRST AID AND SAFETY2
RCLS 125RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES ACTIVITIES1
RCLS 206OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS4
RCLS 305WINTER CAMPING3
RCLS 307MOUNTAINEERING3
RCLS 310OUTDOOR RECREATION3
RCLS 315WILDERNESS SURVIVAL3
RCLS 370OUTDOOR RECREATION AQUATIC PROGRAMS3
RCLS 410OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP4
RCLS 494OUTDOOR REC PROF INTERNSHIP (majors must consult with their advisor)12
Total Credits88

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate an ability to plan and lead a backcountry field trip;
  • demonstrate essential skills in the areas of outdoor leadership, wilderness survival, backpacking, winter camping, mountaineering, and whitewater rafting;
  • demonstrate the ability to perform in a variety of emergency situations including emergency response, wilderness first responder, and search and rescue management;
  • demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • demonstrate knowledge of and skill at research, problem solving, and critical thinking;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of technology and its various uses in the recreation profession;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history, breadth, depth, and complexity of the recreation and leisure services industry;
  • demonstrate an awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion, and will demonstrate multi-cultural competence in recreation and leisure service delivery settings;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the career and entrepreneurship opportunities available upon graduation.