Department of Leisure Studies
Houghton offers a major in recreation and leisure studies, leading to the Bachelor of Science BS degree. Designed in the tradition of the liberal arts, the program helps to prepare students for careers in the leisure services.
Backed by a faculty with both academic preparation and practical experience, the 32-hour major provides options in outdoor education/ camp administration and equestrian studies.
Broadening Your Educational Opportunities
The outdoor education option provides you with opportunities to work in various environmental settings such as national parks and forest and environmental education programs. Ecotours to Honduras, Central America, Tanzania, and the North American West are offered to broaden your worldview.
Highlander Wilderness Adventure
The Highlander Wilderness Adventure program is more than just an adventure trip! It is a 2 credit hour course available only to incoming freshman and transfer students.