Make a Difference Through Travel

Imagine yourself touring the world’s wildest destinations for a living. This 21-credit minor stamps your passport as a leader of journeys that respect the earth and its diverse and beautiful cultures.

Coursework in Ecotourism Minor

  • World Ecotourism Destinations and Cultures
  • Foundations of Ecotourism
  • Interpreting Culture and Nature
  • Issues in Sustainable and Ecotourism
  • Conservation Biology
  • Recreation Administration

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Check out photos from Ferrum College Ecotourism trips on Flickr


Dr. Chris Mayer
Assistant Professor of Recreation Leadership
(540) 365-4494

Administrative Support

Kathy Fletcher
Academic Secretary to Ecotourism
School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
(540) 365-4514 – Office
(540) 365-4408 – Fax

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For more information, contact Dr. Chris Mayer at