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Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (WLEE)


"Since graduating from Brevard College I currently manage two professional cycling teams." -Elizabeth, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in WLEE

"The biggest skill I learned at Brevard College is how to work in a team. This was thanks to all the group projects I had during class." -Savannah, Brevard College Graduate. 

"The WLEE program taught me about smart goals and interpersonal dynamics, which are both things that are still helpful in my life." -Jana, Brevard College Graduate. Majored in WLEE.



Earn your degree in WLEE and enjoy working in the outdoor industry where there are almost 5 million jobs!

WLEE graduates do it all: own and operate outdoor businesses, work in secondary, and post secondary education.

You name it. WLEE graduates can and are doing it.

WLEE majors can enter into any field or profession! Here's a small sample of what you can do with a WLEE degree from Brevard College:

  • Business Owner and Camp Director 
  • Gov. Offical in U.S. Forest Service or National Park Service
  • Outward Bound/Wilderness Therapy Program Field Instructor 
  • Professional Guide and Environmental Educator 
  • Program Manager in State or Municipal Parks
  • Public/Private School Teacher and Higher Education Admin
  • Successful in any job requiring Leadership, Teamwork, and Critical Thinking

WLEE Graduates own or manage:

  • Green River Adventures
  • Gorge ZipLine
  • Black Mountain Expeditions
  • Pura Vida Adventures
  • PEAK Adventure at Heathwood Hall
  • U.S. Whitewater Center
  • Snake River Canoe and Kayak School
  • Patagonia
  • The Hub Bike Shop and Outdoor Outfitters
  • Trails Carolina
  • Brevard Rock Gym

Brevard College graduates have proven that you can do anything with a WLEE degree. Below is a list of job titles of graduates from Brevard's WLEE Program:

  • Higher Education Teachers
  • Firefighters
  • Coaches and Scouts
  • Primary and Secondary Educators
  • Social & Community Service Workers
  • Camp Directors
  • Outdoor Guides
  • Park Rangers
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Learning Consultant
  • Sales Representative
  • Marketing Managers
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Chief Executive
  • Recreation Workers
  • Program Directors

You'll learn by doing. Immerse yourself with 35 overnights in the field, participating in rock climbing, whitewater and sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, backpacking, and caving. 

You'll gain marketable skills. You'll learn how to organize. manage, and lead a high-functioning team. You'll lead ethically, teach effectively, and plan logistics efficiently. 

You'll live and learn in a distinct outdoor environment. You'll study local rivers, the Atlantic coast, and nearby DuPont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Wilderness Leadership & Experiential Education (WLEE).  Minor in Wilderness Leadership & Experiential Education or Experiential Education