Tourism Planning and Development
The tourism planning and development curriculum provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, develop, and manage natural, cultural, and financial resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to provide students with a strong liberal education supplemented by a broad professional understanding of tourism planning and its role in local, state, national, global economic, and social development. Students study both the social and environmental sciences in order to better understand the complexity of natural and social systems. The program emphasizes the practical application of planning and economic theory to the planning for the development of tourism resources.