Planning & Management
Planning and managing ecological tourism development activities requires a multidisciplinary perspective involving knowledge of the tourism industry, the natural environment and ecology, marketing and economics, planning and community development, environmental engineering, architecture and site planning.
The demand for expertise to properly balance tourism development with environmental conservation is exploding worldwide.
The Certificate Program in Ecotourism Planning and Management offers a course of study for people interested in careers in the rapidly growing field of ecological tourism. Career opportunities exist in federal and state natural resource management agencies, local government, private consulting firms, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), tour companies and ecolodges.