Epic Experience. Epic Leadership.
Inspire others to rise above the mundane as you study outdoor leadership at NGU.
Elevate Your Leadership
We need the great outdoors. And the great outdoors needs engaging leaders. So, where do you start? Gain hands-on experience with hard skills like backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing. Layer on interpersonal skills including peer leadership, teaching, and creating outdoor program plans. Then, expand your understanding of leadership as you help others connect with God’s creation like never before.
Elevate your impact as a camp director, park ranger, outdoor educator, environmental specialist, youth minister, and beyond—through a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Outdoor Leadership.
Experience Learning from the Ground Up
Immerse Yourself in Adventure
The best way to experience the outdoors is, well, experiencing it! Enjoy a variety of field-based classes like rock climbing, canoeing, backpacking, white water kayaking, and more.
Intern … Outdoors
Most internships involve office memos, conference calls, and more than a few coffee runs. Not yours. Leave the 9-to-5 behind and intern with an outdoor-focused organization to propel your growth.
Lead as You Learn – with Crusader Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (COAR)
COAR is a campus-wide student organization led by outdoor leadership majors. Plan, promote, and guide wilderness trips for the NGU student body. That’s what outdoor leadership is all about.
Embrace the Journey and Study Outdoor Leadership
Elevate Your Perspective
You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Stories that Started Here
Sarah Stanton Scism ’19
I am incredibly grateful to all the coaches, volunteers, and student athletes who poured into me and challenged me to grow in my faith.