This Outdoor Recreation program is designed to prepare students for careers in the growing fields of outdoor adventure, outdoor programming, outdoor and experiential education and the application of outdoor recreation.
There are many career opportunities for outdoor recreation majors, including: tourism and leisure services (hostels, hotels, restaurants, resorts, guiding), municipal recreation (city and school-based recreation programs); therapeutic recreation for special populations, and outdoor and adventure occupations.
Douglas County is a perfectly suited environment for this type of program. After completing the two-year degree requirements, students are encouraged to continue their education at either: Oregon State University Cascades (Bend) Campus, University of Idaho in Moscow, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, or Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Students planning to transfer in Outdoor Recreation should work closely with UCC advisers and representatives from the school(s) to which they may transfer. There may be special requirements for specific programs or schools.
At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Craig Jackson - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Human Health & Performance / Outdoor Recreation