Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership – Online

Lead outdoor adventures that uplift communities and care for our planet

Tourism is a huge driver of economic growth and security around the world and offers many benefits to individual travelers. But the industry also has many complex challenges that it must address. This includes things like overcrowding and the degradation of natural and cultural resources, the displacement of local communities, cultures and traditions, and an ongoing need for climate adaptation.

When you earn a B.S. in Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership online from Oregon State University, you’ll explore the importance of tourism and recreation in natural settings for community development and human health, while also learning practical skills that can make tourism and outdoor recreation more sustainable, respectful and empowering for local communities. Grounded in the science of natural resource management, you’ll learn best practices for planning, developing and managing recreation resources. You’ll also gain communication and leadership skills that are grounded in justice, equity and inclusion — preparing you for a career in which you can protect natural systems and cultural contexts, while promoting human flourishing and community development.

Learn from internationally recognized leaders

The online B.S. in Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership was developed by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, in partnership with OSU’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy. Oregon State is a global leader in natural resource management with dedicated research faculty who are active in this degree’s focus areas. You’ll graduate from this program with both a scientific understanding of natural resource management as well as an appreciation for the economic and social systems that depend upon those resources.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Upcoming Ecampus information sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events to talk with Ecampus about how to enroll and learn more about the online student experience.

See all upcoming Ecampus information sessions »


Related stories

Which environmental degree should I choose?

Explore what makes each of Oregon State's environmental online bachelor's degrees unique and learn about the skills you'll gain when you enroll in a program online.

Oregon State zoology graduate thrives online with OSU Ecampus

Encouraging professors and hands-on work helped Samantha Crockett expand her horizons in animal behavior, conservation, ecology and more in Oregon State's online zoology bachelor's degree program.

Study plant or agricultural sciences online at Oregon State with one of these degrees

Explore the different plant sciences degrees offered online by Oregon State and learn more about the skills you can gain from each.