Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Education and Stewardship, Adventure Education Emphasis

Degree Requirements

OES Courses: (35 Credit Hours)

  • OES 101 Outdoor Recreation Essentials (3 Credits)
  • OES 200 Foundations of Outdoor Education (3 Credits)
  • OES 261 Outdoor Leadership Expedition (6 Credits)
  • OES 266 Wilderness First Aid (1 Credit)
  • OES 269 Observing Nature (3 Credits)
  • OES 300 Programming Lab (1 Credit)
  • OES 350 Experiential Education (3 Credits)
  • OES 367 Facilitation of Adventure Experiences (3 Credits)
  • OES 370 Environmental Stewardship (3 Credits)
  • OES 450 Program Design and Management (3 Credits)
  • OES 451 Internship (3 Credits)
  • OES 480 Capstone Seminar in Outdoor Ed (3 Credits)

Environmental Science Courses (17 Credit Hours)

  • ENV 101 Intro to Environmental Sciences (4 Credit)
  • GSCI 212 Natural Resource Management on Public Lands (3 Credits)
  • GSCI 307 Biogeography (3 Credits)
  • BIOL 330 Ecology (4 Credits)
  • BIOL 314 Conservation Biology (3 Credits)

People and Culture (3 Credit Hours)

  • SOC 425 Environment and Society (3 Credits)

Concentration: Adventure Recreation (16 Credit Hours)

Site Management Courses (8 Credits)

  • OES 263 Mountain Bike Site Management (2 Credits)
  • OES 262 Climbing Wall Instructor (1 Credit)
  • OES 264 Rock Climbing Site Management (2 Credits)
  • OES 265 Ice Climbing Site Management (2 Credits)
  • OES 267 Outfitter and Guide Site Management (2 Credits)
  • OES 270 Paddle Sports Site Management (2 Credits)
  • OES 327 Snowpack and Terrain Assessment (3 Credits)

Technical Skill Electives (4 Credits)

  • OES 121 Introduction to Rock Climbing (1 Credit)
  • OES 122 Introduction to Canoeing and SUPs (1 Credit)
  • OES 123 Introduction to Mountain Biking (1 Credit)
  • OES 124 Introduction to Kayaking (1 Credit)
  • OES 125 Winter Recreation Essentials (1 Credit)
  • OES 126 Introduction to Ice Climbing (1 Credit)
  • OES 127 Trail Building and Stewardship (1 Credit)
  • OES 310 Snow Mountaineering (1 Credit)

Advanced Technical Skill Course (4 Credits)

  • OES 330 Advanced Technical Skill (2 Credits)

*Required Support Courses (9 Credits)

  • GSCI 109 Dynamic Earth (4 Credits)
  • BIOL 209 General Biology I/LAB (5 Credits)

Completion of Required Certification Course

Wilderness First Responder

Total Credit Hours: 71