Outdoor Explorers Living Learning Community

You might be one of those folks who likes to hike, hunt, ski, canoe, or just be outdoors. You also might not be aware of the amazing possibilities for St. Thomas majors that can satisfy both your career and outdoors needs! If you want to explore classes and careers that will get you outside, while enjoying fall in the Twin Cities—a great time on our rivers, trails, and rocks—this living learning community is for you!

During fall semester, you will take GEOL 115: Environmental Geology, which fulfills a lab science requirement, and will go on several day-long or partial day trips to enjoy the outdoors in the Twin Cities area. You’ll live with other students who share your love of being outside, and you will have opportunities to explore majors and careers in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Biology and others that allow you to meld your outdoor passion with a lifelong vocation. You will then have priority enrollment in a THEO 101 course the following spring to continue this LLC experience.

Outdoor Explorers LLC students will live together in a community in Dowling Hall or Brady Hall and will join with members of the Sustainability LLC for some shared activities and events. As an Outdoor Explorers student – and if your schedule allows -- you may also take Environmental Studies 151, the Sustainability LLC course. Both GEOL 115 and ENVR 151 meet requirements for the new Sustainability minor.