What You’ll Study
Do you dream of entrepreneurship in the Outdoor Economy? You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your dreams as you choose from skill certifications and classes. You will develop skills in areas such as project management, marketing, finance, product development, and leadership as well as climbing, backpacking, and paddling.
You’ll then take these new-found skills and experience your future career hands-on through internships and your Capstone Project. With countless opportunities surrounding our campus, you could design a new product, intern with a local outdoor camp, or even develop a sustainability initiative.
Our alumni have gone on to create innovative outdoor wear, open a bike shop, manage sales for a kayak company, and operate a fishing lodge.
You may recognize some of these Alumni Owned companies:
- Astral (Philip Curry ’95)
- French Broad River Outfitters (Derek Turno)
- The Gear House (Rob Leeson)
- Liberty Bicycles (Claudia ’69 and Mike Nix ’70)
- Unalakleet River Lodge (Mitch Wisniewski and Skyla Delerme)