Outdoor Education B.S.

Degree Requirements

Areas A, B, C, D and E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)

ODED 2110Outdoor Living Skills

3

ODED 2140Group Development

3

ODED 2150Challenge Course Leadership

3

PSYC 2103Intro to Human Development

3

PSYC 2560Interpersonal Behavior

3

Environmental Science Elective

3

Environmental Science Elective: Students electing to take BIOL 2800, BIOL 4760, or BIOL 4870 may count 3 hours toward Area F and 1 hour in Elective hours in the Cognate Area.

Select one of the following:

BIOL 2800Ecology

4

BIOL 4740Environmental Conservation

3

BIOL 4760Plant Systematics

4

BIOL 4870Wildlife Management

4

ENSC 1000Intro to Environmental Science

3

GEOG 1113Intro to Landforms

3

GEOG 4400Resource Use

3

GEOG 4450Environment & Society

3

Major Requirements (36 semester hours)

Select one of the following:

ODED 3310Instruc Strateg-Kayak Touring

3

ODED 3320Instructional Strateg-Canoeing

3

ODED 3330Instruct Strategies/Rock Climb

3

ODED 3340Emergency Response-Outdoor Ed

3

ODED 3350Instruct Strat-Outdoor Pursuit

3

Required Courses

ODED 3500Foundations of Outdoor Ed

3

ODED 3510Foundations-Environmental Edu

3

ODED 3530Program Planning-Outdoor Ed.

4

ODED 3540Principles of Field Leadership

4

ODED 4520Adv. Facilitation Strategies

4

ODED 4540Risk Management in OE

3

ODED 4560Senior Seminar-Outdoor Edu

2

ODED 4908Internship in Outdoor Educ

6 - 10

Cognate Area of Specialization (24 semester hours)

Students will complete 24 semester hours in courses approved by the advisor including a research methods course and a practicum or independent study course.  The remaining semester hours may be taken toward a minor, second major, or as electives approved by the advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 120

NOTES:
  1. Grades of C or better are required in Area F, major, minor, and approved elective courses.
  2. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and fulfill other requirements specified in the Graduation Requirements section of the Catalog.
  3. Signed agreement to the terms and conditions stated in the Outdoor Education Student Handbook is required for admission to and retention in the outdoor education program.
  4. Pass the comprehensive written portfolio exit exam.
  5. Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a satisfactory grade. Students who are admitted as transfer students to Georgia College are not exempt from this requirement.