Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Human Ecology

Outdoor learning with three focal tracks

You will take core classes in outdoor recreation subjects and choose one of three focal tracks—adventure education, environmental interpretation, or natural resource management. You'll also have experiential opportunities outside of the traditional classroom in outdoor, living laboratories, where you will gain firsthand knowledge through field experience and a required internship


With a degree in outdoor recreation, parks, and human ecology, you will be prepared for work in a variety of settings, including national park and state park services, nature preserves, outdoor adventure organizations, urban forestry institutes, or in land stewardship roles. As you come through the program, the Office of Career Services will be there to help you carefully consider your career path.