B.A. in Outdoor Leadership and Education

Toccoa Falls College

Program Description

B.A. in Outdoor Leadership and Education

Toccoa Falls College

Outdoor Leadership and Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making in the context of camping and outdoor settings, from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. The program trains students through courses such as foundations for outdoor education, wilderness emergency response, environmental education, and advanced spiritual formation. Various courses on camps, rock climbing, and adventure-based education are available, in addition to an outdoor leadership internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor.

General Education– 69 hours

Bible & Theology – 30 hours

  • BIB 213 Hermeneutics
  • BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
  • NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
  • NTE ___ New Testament Elective
  • OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
  • SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
  • 3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
  • 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, or THE

Humanities – 15 hours

  • COM 113 Introduction to Communication
  • ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
  • ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
  • HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
  • 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG

Social Sciences – 15 hours

  • PSY 113 General Psychology
  • PSY 243 Developmental Psychology
  • 3 hours 100-, 200- or 300-level History Elective
  • 6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG 113, ECO, GHY, POL, or SOC

Computer, Science & Mathematics – 9 hours

  • One Science course from BIO 423 or SCI 243
  • 3 hours Mathematics Elective
  • 3 hours Elective from any computer, science, or mathematics

Major – 42 hours

Christian Education Core – 9 hours

  • CED 113 Foundations for Christian Ministries
  • CED 453 Leadership Formation
  • CED 463 Spiritual Formation

Specialization – 33 hours

  • OLE 103 Foundations for Outdoor Leadership & Education
  • OLE 203 Wilderness First Responder
  • OLE 213 Camp Programming & Leadership
  • OLE 223 Backcountry Education
  • OLE 233 Rivers & Rocks: Hard Skills
  • OLE 313 Adventure-based Education
  • OLE 323 Environmental Education
  • OLE 343 Expedition Module
  • OLE 433 Outdoor Program Management
  • OLE 463 Seminar in Outdoor Leadership & Education
  • OLE 473 Outdoor Leadership and Education Internship

Minor or Open Electives – 15 hours

Total = 126 hours

Entry Requirements

Standardized Testing

TFC requires all students who have attempted less than 12 college-level credits to take the Scholastic Achievement Test (S.A.T.) or the American College Test (A.C.T.) as part of the admissions process. Students should arrange to have scores sent directly from the testing agencies to the Office of Admissions at TFC. The college will also accept scores reported on official high school transcripts.

Students can find information on the S.A.T. at www.collegeboard.com. The S.A.T. school code for TFC is 5799. Students can find information on the A.C.T. at www.act.org. The A.C.T. school code for TFC is 0868.

High School Curriculum

TFC recommends that students complete the following high school coursework in preparation for study at the college level:

  • 4 courses in English (Grammar, American Literature, World Literature, Advanced Composition)
  • 3 courses in Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
  • 3 courses in Natural Science
  • 3 courses in Social Studies (US History, World History, Government)
  • 6 additional units in academic study

Students should select additional units from English, Math, Natural Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, Physical Education, or Computer Technology.


TFC evaluates each student’s academic preparedness as part of the admissions file. The college requires each student to graduate from a high school program or to have verification of results of the General Educational Development test. Students are evaluated for admission based on a variety of factors including high school grade point average, S.A.T. or A.C.T. test scores, and references. In addition, the college reserves the right to request additional references, essays or personal interviews prior to making an admissions decision.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 14, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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126 hours
Full time
21,334 USD
$21,334 per year
USA - Toccoa Falls, Georgia
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