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

Degree Requirements

OES Courses: (31 Credit Hours)

  • OES 101: Outdoor Recreation Essentials (3 hours)
  • OES 200: Foundations of Outdoor Education (3 hours)
  • OES 261: Outdoor Leadership Expedition (6 hours)
  • OES 266: Wilderness First Aid (1 hour)
  • OES 269: Observing Nature (3 hours)
  • OES 367: Experiential Learning and Facilitation (3 hours)
  • OES 370: Environmental Stewardship (3 hours)
  • OES 450: Program Design and Management (3 hours)
  • OES 451: Internship (3 hours)
  • OES 480: Capstone Seminar in Outdoor Ed (3 hours)

Environmental Science Courses (17 Credit Hours)

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

People and Culture (6 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 420: Environmental Literature (3 hours)
  • SOC 425: Environment and Society (3 hours)

Concentration: Adventure Recreation (17 Credit Hours)

Site Management Courses (7 hours)

  • OES 262: Climbing Wall Instructor (1 hour)
  • OES 327: Snowpack and Terrain Assessment (3 hours)
  • OES 331: Climbing Site Management (3 hours)
  • OES 332: Paddle Sports Site Management (3 hours)
  • OES 333: Outfitter and Guide Site Management (3 hours)

Outdoor Skill Electives (4 hours)

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

Discipline Courses (6 hours)

  • OES 263: Mountain Biking (2 hours)
  • OES 264: Rock Climbing (2 hours)
  • OES 265: Ice Climbing (2 hours)
  • OES 270: Whitewater Kayaking (2 hours)
  • OES 333: Advanced Technical Skill (2 hours)

*Required Support Courses (9 hours)

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

Completion of Required Certification Course

Wilderness First Responder

*BIOL 209 plus either GSCI 109 or ENV 101 will satisfy General Education Area V Physical and Natural Science requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 71