Majors and Minors

The 18-credit Recreation and Outdoor Education Core is required for all Recreation and Outdoor Education majors:
Recreation and Outdoor Education Core

ROE 182  Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education  3 cr
ROE 283  Leadership and Facilitation  3 cr
ROE 351  Inquiry into Sustainability  3 cr
ROE 398  Program Planning (with laboratory)  3 cr
ROE 490  Capstone: Recreation Philosophy and Ethics  3 cr
ROE 491  Recreation and Outdoor Education Capstone  3 cr

Medical and work/volunteer hour requirements: All Recreation and Outdoor Education majors must obtain a medical competency prior to graduation.  Standard program majors must take ESS 276 Emergency Response or equivalent. Students with an emphasis in Outdoor Environmental Education must obtain certification as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT). Additionally, all Recreation and Outdoor Education majors must work or volunteer for a total of 600 hours within their chosen area of specialization within four years prior to graduation.  The hours need to be garnered from at least two organizations, with no organization counting for more than 400 hours.

Recreation and Outdoor Education Major: Standard Program

The Standard Major consists of 39 credits including the 18-credit Recreation and Outdoor Education Core, First Aid/CPR Competency and the following courses. Students should consult with their advisor for selection of an appropriate minor.

ROE 240  Alternative Programming 3 cr
ROE 454  Human Development and Counseling for Outdoor Educators 3 cr
ROE 468  Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Pursuits 3 cr
Required Supporting Courses:
ESS 282  Principles of Sport and Fitness Management 3 cr
ESS 450  Risk Management in Physical Activity Settings 3 cr
One of the following:
ESS  382  Management of Sport and Fitness Facilities 3 cr
ROE 466   Facilities Management 3 cr
One of the following:
ROE 333  Recreation and Sport Marketing 3 cr
ROE 364  Entrepreneurship and Commercial Recreation 3 cr

Recreation and Outdoor Education Major: Comprehensive Programs

Outdoor Environmental Education Emphasis

A minimum of 59 credits is required, including the 18-credit ROE Core and the courses listed below.  Additionally, students must become certified as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

ROE 189  Principles of Outdoor Education 3 cr
ROE 230  Interpretation of Natural and Cultural History 3 cr
ROE 235  Foundations of Teaching Environmental Education 3 cr
ROE 320  Leave No Trace Master Educator 3 cr
ROE 391  Experiential Education Theory and Pedagogy 3 cr
ROE 454  Human Development and Counseling for Outdoor Educators 3 cr
Two of the following:
ROE 293  Outdoor Pursuits Education–Water Based 3 cr
ROE 295  Outdoor Pursuits Education–Snow Based  3 cr
ROE 296  Outdoor Pursuits Education–Land Based  3 cr
Required supporting courses:
ENVS 100  Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 cr
ENVS 200 Writing in the Environment 3 cr
One of the following:
ANTH 320  Cultural Ecology 3 cr
ENVS 350  U.S. and Western Environmental Politics 3 cr
ENVS 360  Global Environmental Politics 3 cr
HIST 350 Environmental History of the Borderlands 3 cr
Eight credits from the following:
BIOL 151  Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory) 4 cr
SCI 110  Habitable Planet (with laboratory) 4 cr
or both:
BIOL 130  Environmental Biology 3 cr
BIOL 135  Environmental Biology Laboratory 1 cr
or both:
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr

Outdoor Leadership Emphasis

A minimum of 55 credits is required, including the 18-credit ROE Core and the following courses. Additionally, students must 1) become a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR), 2) participate in a back country expedition with an industry leader for a minimum of two consecutive weeks within four years of graduation, and 3) complete at least 100 hours of certification-based or skill-based courses (not including WFR).  Requirements one and three above may not fulfill the field experience (ROE 496) requirement.
ROE 189  Principles of Outdoor Education 3 cr
ROE 240  Alternative Programming 3 cr
ROE 293  Outdoor Pursuits Education–Water Based 3 cr
ROE 295  Outdoor Pursuits Education–Snow Based  3 cr
ROE 296  Outdoor Pursuits Education–Land Based  3 cr
ROE 320  Leave No Trace Master Educator 3 cr
ROE 391  Experiential Education Theory and Pedagogy 3 cr
ROE 454 Human Development and Counseling for Outdoor Educators 3 cr
ROE 468  Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Pursuits 3 cr
ROE 496  Field Experiences 1-6 cr
One of the following:
BIOL 130  Environmental Biology 3 cr
ENVS 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies  3 cr
One of the following:
ROE 230  Interpretation of Natural and Cultural History 3 cr
ROE 235  Foundations of Teaching Environmental Education 3 cr
One of the following:
ROE 333 Recreation and Sport Marketing 3 cr
ROE 364  Entrepreneurship and Commercial Recreation 3 cr

Recreation and Outdoor Education Minor

The Recreation and Outdoor Education Minor requires a minimum of 18-credits. No more than six credits of skills courses (e.g., 293, 295, 296) may count toward the minor:
ROE 182  Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education 3 cr
ROE 283  Leadership and Facilitation 3 cr
ROE 351  Inquiry into Sustainability 3 cr
Recreation and Outdoor Education electives 9 cr

Capstone Course Requirement: The following courses in the Recreation and Outdoor Education Major fulfill the capstone course requirements: ROE 490 Capstone: Recreation Philosophy and Ethics and ROE 491 Recreation and Outdoor Education Capstone.