• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Natural Resource Tourism - Natural Resource Tourism curriculum from Colorado State University emphasizes courses in tourism management, marketing and planning, natural resources, business, entrepreneurship, and social science to develop appropriate skills for work in recreation and tourism enterprises. 
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Overview

Graduates of the Natural Resource Tourism - Natural Resource Tourism  major at Colorado State University possess technical skills in problem solving, systems planning, integrative team decision making, quantitative analysis, oral and verbal communications, and computer operations.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Written and oral communication skills, with a focus on writing skills. Student writing and speaking will embody characteristics that represent attention to high quality communication skills, including substance of the issue addressed, organization of the paper or presentation, mechanics, and evidence.
  • Research and analytical skills. These skills will include the ability to generate a problem statement, associated research questions, data acquisition methodologies, synthesis of related information and the development of management implications and conclusions.
  • Planning skills. These will involve an ability to implement the planning process, including setting goals and objectives, acquiring relevant background information, synthesizing information, conceptualizing ideas, constructing alternative courses of action, making recommendations and considering ways of evaluating decisions.

Potential Occupations

Graduates primarily work in a variety of private commercial tourism and recreation enterprises. Competition can be intense for full time/permanent positions in highly attractive natural resource locations, although ample opportunities exist to gain experience through seasonal/temporary and volunteer work. 

Participation in a high quality, pre-approved internship is required for the degree. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

Career opportunities available to graduates in the global and natural resource tourism concentrations include, but are not limited to: retail relations manager; social media planner; convention sales coordinator; marketing/public relations specialist; trip counselor; travel account manager; food and beverage supervisor; small tourism enterprise/ecotourism owner/manager; regional sales director; account executive; director of trail development; tourism planner; travel pricing and demand analyst; concession specialist; marketing/sales manager; conference/meeting/event planner; resort services director; member relations director; purchasing manager; camp and nature center director; tourist information center manager; sustainable energy director. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management 
  • Tourism Promotion 
  • Tourism Planning 
  • Tourism Event and Conference Planning 
  • Tourism Impacts 
  • Starting and Managing Tourism Enterprise 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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