Outdoor Adventure Leadership Minor
The perfect minor to complement any degree.
Students committed to shaping the future of outdoor recreation, starting their own adventure company, or leading expeditions around the world should feel right at home in the OAL program.
Students pursuing a Minor in OAL will complete 32 credits. Core courses include Outdoor Living Skills, Wilderness Navigation, Foundations in Outdoor Adventure Leadership, Wilderness First Responder & CPR, Adventure Programming, Sustainability in Outdoor Programming, Adventure Programming Leadership, and Minimal Impact Adventuring. Students will also explore a minimal of two land and two water activity courses such as rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and backcountry skiing.
Many students are delighted to find that an OAL minor complements their major. Whether a student is getting a degree in Business, Environmental Science, or Education, an OAL degree can enhance a wide range of field specific studies and make a graduate more agile and competitive on the job market.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree:
… and Living your Dream!
SOU OAL Alumni
Mountain guide for Wallowa Alpine Huts, Alpine Ascents International, and executive director for the Wallowa Avalanche Center
Guide for Inner Guide Expeditions