Jun 19, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Outdoor and Community Recreation Education (BS)

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A GPA of 2.75 or higher in all courses required for this major. The overall GPA must be 2.00 or better. No more than one “D” is acceptable.
  • Credit Hour Requirements:  A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a total of 62 credit hours for this major. Nine to 10 credit hours of required support courses may be used as general education credit. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required with 36-39 upper division hours possible within the required courses for this major.
  • Program Code: 5046BS with Emphasis 5047 (Outdoor Recreation Administration) or 5048 (Community Recreation Administration) or 5055 (Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurship)
  • CIPC: 310601


All Outdoor and Community Recreation Education students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor or the department academic advisor each semester for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-7425 or send a message to BrittniStrickland@weber.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ) with the program advisor. There are no special admission or application requirements.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Outcome 1: Comprehend/Recognize the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations within recreation services.
  • Outcome 2: Identify and analyze contemporary professional issues and trends impacting recreation programs and services
  • Outcome 3: Assess elements of personal style, prejudices, projections, and habits of mind that both shape and impede opportunities for professional, personal and group growth.
  • Outcome 4: Articulate a personal philosophy of recreation that defines how the student plans to provide recreation services.
  • Outcome 5: Apply theory and field techniques to assess, design and evaluate outcome-based programs that address a range of relevant personal, social, economical, and/or environmental objectives.
  • Outcome 6: Develop, practice and demonstrate effective technical, facilitation, teaching and risk management skills across a range of recreation experiences.
  • Outcome 7: Investigate and practice essential administrative functions necessary to conduct effective and ethical recreation programs.
  • Outcome 8: Identify and apply relevant local, state, and federal legislation and regulations, along with industry standards, to management practices necessary within recreation programs.

Major Requirements for BS Degree

Professional Areas of Emphasis

A student must complete the required and support courses in one of the three emphases: Outdoor Recreation Administration, Community Recreation Administration, or Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurship.

Outdoor Recreation Administration Emphasis

Community Recreation Administration Emphasis

Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurship Emphasis