Tourism & Outdoor Leadership (only offered at the OSU Cascades Campus in Bend, OR)

Kai Williams

"If you value the outdoors, and want to make a profession out of it – whether management or guide—it really is amazing to learn from the wealth of knowledge at OSU-Cascades.”

-Kai Williams, TOL  student

  • Beginning in Fall 2017, the Recreation Resource Management and Tourism and Outdoor Leadership degree programs will be combined to form the Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership degree program. For more information about the new program, click here. Current students already majoring in Recreation Resource Management and Tourism and Outdoor Leadership will not be impacted.
  • Natural resources are increasingly recognized for their potential to contribute to personal well-being through outdoor recreation, and to provide business opportunities in tourism and outdoor leadership. The Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership (TOL) provides students with the skills to develop and manage tourism and outdoor programs or enterprises.
  • The goal of TOL is to give students the conceptual and applied skills to provide high quality visitor experiences and sustain the natural resources where these experiences occur for future generations. 
  • Teaches students, practitioners, and others to excel in the fields of tourism, commercial recreation, and outdoor education.
  • The TOL program is only offered at the Cascades Campus in Bend, OR, giving students access to some of the best tourism opportunities in Oregon.

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