Earn a degree in Recreation & Leisure


Houghton offers a BS degree in recreation and leisure. 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.




  • Equestrian studies
  • Recreation & leisure studies

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.

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