Sustainable Tourism (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate in sustainable tourism offered by the School of Community Resources and Development is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the tourism industry. The program addresses the unique character of sustainability and sustainable practices in tourism development and management. Students interested in sustainable tourism management explore the practice of management and development of sustainable tourism businesses and destinations.

Students who complete the certificate gain knowledge in topics such as the integration of economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability as it relates to tourism; conducting sustainability audits for destinations and businesses; community impacts of tourism; and sustainable destination and business planning and management.

The program allows graduates enhanced recognition and credentials in an area experiencing a great deal of interest and growth. Students in the program will be able to further their careers by obtaining advanced education specific to sustainability practices in tourism.

Program offered

Sustainable Tourism (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application deadlines

For fall semester - February 1
For spring semester - October 1

Applications are accepted after these dates up until one week before the semester start date with a late fee.

Program requirements

Required Core (15 credit hours)
TDM 520 Sustainable Thinking in Tourism I (3)
TDM 521 Sustainable Thinking in Tourism II (3)
TDM 530 Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management I (3)
TDM 531 Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management II (3)
TDM 570 Sustainable Tourism (3)

Electives (3 credit hours, choose one)
TDM 540 Sustainable Food Management in Tourism (3)
TDM 550 Managing the Sustainable Tourism Business (3)