Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)
Available on the Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership (TRAL) explores the importance of tourism and recreation in natural settings for community development, human health and quality of life, and the sustainable use of natural resources. Students will learn about management practices and public preferences to address contemporary tourism, recreation and outdoor leadership opportunities, and issues in natural settings. Studies include decision making within applicable laws and across cultural contexts, as well as communication to a variety of audiences, and successful supervision of employees and volunteers. The TRAL program covers best practices for planning, developing, and managing recreation resources in natural settings. Students learn to evaluate and integrate experiential, economic, biophysical, and social concepts. They study interaction across natural resources and the consequences of development, management, and marketing decisions.
Completion of an approved option is required for the Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership degree. Declaration of the option must be done by the end of the sophomore year, or at least six (6) terms prior to graduation. Courses for an option are in addition to the core curriculum. Some courses may require prerequisites not included in the core curriculum.
The following two options are available to Corvallis-based students majoring in TRAL:
- Outdoor Recreation Management
- Sustainable Tourism Management
The following two options are available to Cascades-campus students majoring in TRAL:
- Nature, Eco and Adventure Tourism
- Adventure Leadership Education
All students pursuing the BS in TRAL must earn grades of C or better in all courses for the major (or approved substitutions).
All students pursuing the BS in TRAL must complete at least six months of work experience related to the major.
|Select 51 credits|
|COMM 111||*PUBLIC SPEAKING||3|
|or COMM 114||*ARGUMENT AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE|
|FES 422||RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|*NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY VALUES|
|*CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|*MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN NATURAL RESOURCES|
|*ENDANGERED SPECIES, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY|
|*SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|*WOMEN AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|FOR 112||COMPUTING APPLICATIONS IN FORESTRY||3|
|TRAL 493||ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION (or FOR 255 at COCC)||4|
|ST 201||PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS||4|
|or TRAL 378||TOURISM AND RECREATION DATA ANALYSIS|
|SUS 350||*SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES||4|
|TRAL 353||NATURE, ECO, AND ADVENTURE TOURISM||3|
|TRAL 357||PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT||3|
|or FES 444||ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PARK MANAGEMENT|
|or TRAL 352||WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT|
|WR 121||*ENGLISH COMPOSITION||3|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Major Code: 872