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Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Leadership (B.S.)

Program Options: Major and Minor

The purpose of the Outdoor Leadership program is to develop students who will facilitate outdoor experiences to grow people in Christ-likeness, for the sake of others, to the glory of God. The minor is not about recreation; it is about re-creation. It is not about survival skills; it is about thrival skills.

There isn't a more beautiful place in the world than Colorado. The Outdoor Leadership program, offered through the School of Business and Leadership, takes C.L.A.S.S. outside to pursue these goals: Character formation, Leadership development, Authentic Community, Skill acquisition, Spiritual transformation

Outdoor Leadership at CCU

Terrain and setting matter to God. He has always used outdoor settings to test people, expose unbelief, birth a vision, develop leaders, and reveal Himself. It was on mountains that God gave the law to Moses, Jesus gave the Great Commission, and the Apostle John received his vision of the New Jerusalem. The biblical and theological basis for outdoor leadership will motivate and mobilize you to powerfully share your outdoor passions with others. Choose from a wide variety of outdoor skills courses that integrate faith while using the experiential learning process that occurs outdoors.

You pay the same tuition rate whether you take 12 or 18 credit hours. So even if you are not interested in earning the entire major or minor, why not round out your education by taking a few outdoor leadership courses and learn in God's great outdoors? Come to Colorado, and elevate your life!

What can you do with a degree in outdoor leadership?
  • Outdoor/Wilderness Guide
  • Challenge Course Instructor
  • Camp Staff
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Graduate Studies
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Backcountry Skills and Spiritual Transformation
  • Management Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification

About the School of Business and Leadership

The mission of the School of Business and Leadership is to prepare competent and ethical graduates. At CCU, "ethics" isn’t just the topic of the day, but is central to how we operate in business and in everyday life. We teach that ethics must rely upon an understanding of morality based upon Scripture and a Christian worldview, and that sets our business students apart.

The School of Business and Leadership offers a variety of academic programs ranging from Accounting and Economics to Leadership, Marketing, Management and Technology. Courses are taught CCU School of Business and Leadership faculty who have outstanding, competitive academic credentials and relevant practitioner experience.

  • Financial Aid + Scholarships

    In the 2021-22 academic year, 99% of traditional undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, with over $25 million distributed in scholarships and grants.

  • Meet Your EC

    All prospective traditional undergraduates are provided with an Enrollment Counselor (EC) who will help guide you through every step of the admission process.