The Outdoor Program Leadership Bachelor of Applied Science degree offers students an administrative perspective of the outdoor recreation service industry that includes learning, training, and assessment of leadership and program management skills.
Live in the foothills of the Wind River mountains on the Alpine Science campus.
Conduct research in the field as part of our focus on experiential learning. Students in anthropology, outdoor ed, environmental science, and expedition science work together to explore the unique terrain of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Enjoy access to world-class terrain and advance your skills in rock climbing, mountain biking, back-country skiing, and snowboarding.
Discover the best practices for sustainable agriculture in high elevation areas.
The ASI is a multi-use educational and recreational center designed for sustainably-minded students who want to get outside and explore!
In the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, just outside of Sinks Canyon State Park is the Alpine Science Institute. The ASI is a multi-use educational and recreational center designed for students who want to get outside and explore!
The ASI serves as a model for environmental stewardship featuring solar-paneled buildings, a recycling program, and a composting facility. It’s a living, learning field school for Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation, Geospatial Science, Expedition Science, and Regenerative Small Scale Farming. Open to the community, the ASI grounds feature hiking and mountain biking trails in addition to classroom facilities and student housing.
The ASI experiential learning strategy focuses on the integration of field-based skills with outdoor education, environmental science, and archaeology. Students attend classes on an alternate Alpine Science Block Schedule. A four-week block at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters allows faculty and students to capitalize on ideal weather and environmental conditions to conduct fieldwork and other outdoor-related studies. The four-week block is followed by a more traditional 12-week schedule where students complete their classroom-based and general education classes.
ASI partners with institutions across the nation and beyond to provide additional opportunities for students as far away as the Alps and Andes. Other study environments include Gannett Peak, Grand Teton National Park, and Wyoming’s Wind River Range.
Bachelor of Applied Science
Develop skills for a career as a leader in the outdoors.
This innovative degree combines field collection, analysis and mapping using high-tech systems.
Alpine Science Expeditions put students in the most remote locations, climbing the highest mountains, all while conducting cutting-edge research.
Authorized permit holder of the US Forest Service and an equal opportunity service provider.