Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Outdoor Leadership Minor

The Outdoor Leadership minor is available to any undergraduate student at the University of Wyoming. Students earning the minor will study leadership, ethics, field ecology, outdoor recreation, and wilderness medicine.

6+ Credit Hours of Outdoor Leadership Foundations Courses:

8+ Credit Hours of Concepts Courses:

Field Ecology:

3+ Credit Hours of Applied Experience:

(Choose from the following; minimum three credits required):

Wilderness First Responder and CPR Certifications:

  • ENR 3900 - Wilderness Medicine Credits: 1-3


  • provide proof of certification to advisor

*certifications must be current at time of graduation.

Program Overview

Students earning a minor in outdoor leadership will:

  1. develop an understanding of leadership theories, including leadership movements, qualities, styles, and models;
  2. identify and evaluate the cultural and environmental dimensions of outdoor leadership, including moral and ethical responsibilities, the fundamentals of ecological systems, and the human impact on the natural world;
  3. demonstrate and apply outdoor leadership competency in a practical leadership role;
  4. plan, implement, supervise, and analyze a high-quality, safe outdoor adventure and/or educational program;
  5. earn and maintain a professional certification of Wilderness First Responder.

To fulfill the requirements for the minor, students must complete the following, earning 17+ credits in specified categories: