One of the fastest growing and most significant trends of today’s tourism industry, Ecotourism is defined as sustainable tourism responsible to natural and scenic areas that encourages environmental and cultural conservation while promoting local economic development.  A minor in Ecotourism will equip Ferrum students to be industry leaders in a rapidly expanding field.

Required Courses

   REC 265 Foundations of Ecotourism 3
   REC 335 Ecotourism Administration 3
   REC 421 Issues in Sustainable & Ecotourism 3
   ESC 313 Natural Resource Management 3

Select 6 credits from:

   ECO 315 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3
   ESC/SAB 207 South Africa Ecology and Culture 4
   REC 372 Eco-Adventure 3
   REC 391 Culture & Heritage Tourism Development 3
   REC 475 Special Topics in Recreation & Leisure 3

  Total Hours Required    18