The certificate program will provide a general foundation for sustainable tourism and related concepts of sustainability. It is designed to appeal to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds and interest in the tourism and hospitality industry. The program will be of particular interest to those related to global tourism movements such as the U.N. World Tourism Organization, The International Ecotourism Society, and the Global Sustainability Tourism Council.
The Certificate is offered both fully online and on campus.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
You will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation, one academic and one professional. To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
Requirements (6 Credit Hours)
- IDS 6233 - Concepts and Principles of Sustainability (3)
- IDS 6235 - Economics and Finance for Sustainability (3)
Electives (6 credit hours)
Choose two of the following electives:
- HMG 6246 - Organizational Effectiveness (3)
- IDS 6236 - Sustainable Tourism Development: Principles and Practices (3)
- IDS 6237 - Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Management for Coastal & Marine Habitat Protection (3)
- IDS 6247 - Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (3)
- OCE 6085 - Ocean Policy (3)
- OCE 6934 - Port Sustainability (3)
Credit Toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.