The Major in Expeditionary Studies
In the Expeditionary Studies major you will learn...
- the multi-faceted layers of expedition planning;
- that risk management is a process of identifying risk potential, frequency, and seriousness requiring assessment, intervention, and decision-making;
- to design expeditions or adventure learning opportunities;
- to model outdoor leadership as the complex, unifying, and dynamic body of theory and praxis that it is;
- to operate in outdoor adventure settings at an advanced skill level;
- advanced-level adventure skills and thinking.
Bachelor of Science in Expeditionary Studies (120 credit hours)
The expeditionary studies program begins with an intensive first-semester schedule, establishing a broad foundation skill set and introducing you to all our disciplines. By the time you enroll in your senior-level courses, you’ll be assisting in teaching and leading lower-level students, always under direct supervision of your faculty.
The capstone courses, Expedition Theory and Planning and Senior Expedition, are the culmination of all you learned and are a bridge to professional-level expeditionary thinking, behavior, and skills.
We invite you to learn more about expeditionary studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. Please feel free to contact the chair.
Jerry Isaak, Chair
Office: 102 Broad Street
Phone: (518) 564-5292