Natural Resource TourismBachelor of Science (B.S.) in Natural Resource Tourism

Online tourism bachelor's degree from CSU

Earn your bachelor's degree in tourism online

Tourism is one of the largest sources of employment in the world, currently accounting for 1 in 10 jobs globally. The tourism industry also depends greatly on the continued conservation of natural resources, including water, lands, parks, wildlife, local cultures, and natural ecosystems. Without effective management, these resources can become damaged or depleted, which is why many tourism professionals have begun taking an active role in sustaining the natural resources upon which their companies rely.

Develop career-building knowledge

This online tourism degree focuses on preparing students for a career in natural resource tourism in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors. The curriculum offers opportunities to learn specific tourism management skills, including:

  • Marketing and promotions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Event management
  • Sustainable resource practices and managing tourism impacts
  • Applying natural resource and tourism policy
  • Research and analytics

Explore a wide range of employment options

Throughout the program, you will benefit from a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship and the application of management skills to tourism-related ventures. Gain valuable knowledge by receiving insights from industry experts with significant experience in the field. Near the end of the program, you will also gain first-hand work experience by completing a professional internship. Upon successfully completing your degree, you will be prepared to pursue career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Resort management and promotions
  • Destination travel operations
  • Ecotourism management
  • Tourism marketing
  • Outdoor guiding services
  • Adventure travel
  • Ski industry

Experience the flexibility of online learning

By choosing to pursue a tourism major online, you will have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from CSU — a regionally accredited research university — and develop professional credentials as you balance your academic and personal life. Earning your bachelor's degree online doesn't mean studying alone. Throughout the program you will have many opportunities to interact with instructors and peers. Class interactions can involve discussion forums, and email, phone, and video conversations.

In addition to earning your Bachelor of Science, you also have the option to further enhance your knowledge with an academic minor in specialized areas of study like business administration, global and environmental stability, and media studies.

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