Recreation and Outdoor Education Comprehensive Major: Outdoor Environmental Education Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum of 68 credits is required, including the 36-credit Recreation and Outdoor Education Core:

Recreation and Outdoor Education Core
ROE 182Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education3
ROE 189Principles of Outdoor Education3
ROE 240Alternative Programming3
ROE 283Leadership and Facilitation3
ROE 351Inquiry into Sustainability3
ROE 398Program Planning (with laboratory)3
ROE 454Human Development and Counseling for Outdoor Educators3
ROE 468Leadership and Administration3
ROE 490Recreation Philosophy and Ethics3
ROE 491Senior Seminar3
ROE 499Internship in Recreation and Outdoor Education6-9
Total Credits36-39

Medical Requirement

All Recreation and Outdoor Education majors must obtain a medical competency prior to graduation. Recreation emphasis majors must take ESS 276 Emergency Response or equivalent. Students with an emphasis in Outdoor Environmental Education, Outdoor Leadership, or Recreation and Outdoor Education Major: Comprehensive Program with Five-Year Master in Environmental Management must obtain certification as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

And the courses listed below. Additionally, students must become certified as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

ROE 230Interpretation of Natural and Cultural History3
ROE 235Foundations of Teaching Environmental Education3
ROE 391Experiential Education Theory and Pedagogy3
Required supporting courses:
ENVS 100Introduction to Environment and Sustainability (GT-SS2)3
ENVS 200Writing the Environment3
Select two of the following:6
Outdoor Pursuits Education- Water Based (with laboratory)
Outdoor Pursuits Education- Snow Based (with laboratory)
Outdoor Pursuits Education- Land Based (with laboratory)
Select one of the following:3
Global Environmental Policy
Entrepreneurship and Commercial Recreation
Facilities and Administration
Select eight credits of the following:8
Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory)
Habitable Planet (with laboratory)
Environmental Biology
and Environmental Biology Laboratory
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
Total Credits32