Pavlina McGrady, Coordinator
The certificate in Sustainable Tourism is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in tourism organizations looking to commit to sustainable practices. The program will provide learners with an understanding of corporate sustainability and sustainable practices in tourism development. More specifically, learners will study tourism community impacts, sustainable destination planning and management, and managing a sustainable tourism business while addressing global issues such as poverty, climate change, globalization/localization, and environmental degradation.
To be awarded the Certificate in Sustainable Tourism , students must be in one of the following categories: a) current SOU students who are meeting the requirements for the BA or BS degree, b) students who already have a BA or BS degree (post-baccalaureate), or c) students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework or have at least three years of significant professional work experience and meet the prerequisite for admission to certificate program. To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher in all certificate courses.
See the SOU School of Business brochure for this certificate.