Applied Outdoor Leadership Minor

The applied outdoor leadership minor is for students most interested in working in the backcountry or in a more technical discipline. There are a number of elective class options to choose from in order to pursue your specific area of interest. The elective courses should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor in order to maximize their benefit to your major.

NOTE: The applied outdoor leadership minor requires you to participate in an off-campus immersion semester that does not allow you to take other classes during this time. 

Outdoor Leadership Applied Minor Requirements

The outdoor leadership applied minor is for students interested in working in guiding, instructing, outdoor adventure tourism, and park ranger fields.

Complete all of the following. 12 credits
OL 205 Outdoor Leadership Theory 2 credits
OL 206 Outdoor Leadership Practice 2 credits
OL 107 Wilderness First Responder 2 credits
OL 399* Immersion Semester 0 credits
OL 330* Expedition Behavior 2 credits
OL 260* Intro to Mountaineering 2 credits
OL 360* Fundamentals of Alpinism 2 credits
Complete one of the following methods sequences (during immersion semester). 8 credits
OL 158* Intro to Rock Climbing 2 credits
OL 358* Sport Climbing Instructor 4 credits
OL 159* Intro to Paddle Sports 2 credits
OLD 359* Fundamentals of Whitewater 4 credits

* These courses take place during the immersion semester