Natural Resource Tourism Major

Transform your love of nature travel into your dream career.

At a glance

Travel lovers know the value in experiencing the world, and the Natural Resources Tourism major is designed for those who want to pursue this as a career. Two concentrations within the major help you design your dream job, offering courses in tourism management, marketing and planning, natural resources, studies abroad, and social science that will give you the skills for managing recreation and tourism enterprises. 

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus and online
Part ofWarner College of Natural Resources
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?Yes
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Global Tourism

You’ll focus on business and tourism topics to learn the planning, management, marketing, financial, and entrepreneurship skills essential in the tourism industry.  

General Natural Resource Tourism

Through courses in tourism management, marketing and planning, natural resources, business, entrepreneurship, and social science, you’ll develop skills for work in recreation and tourism enterprises.   

Some Career Options

After graduation, you’ll primarily work in a variety of private commercial tourism and recreation enterprises. Competition can be intense for fulltime/permanent positions in highly attractive natural resource locations, but you’ll have ample opportunities to gain experience through seasonal/temporary and volunteer work both during and after your education.

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

Carmyn Ginnetti at

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