Sustainable Tourism Development

The Sustainable Tourism Development Certificate at Salem State University has recently been certified by the United Nations-World Tourism Organization, an award granted to only eight other colleges in North America. This program will open your eyes to new ideas and open the employment door to new career path opportunities. Students will examine current trends in travel and tourism, and will delve into exploring the social, cultural and environmental issues surrounding tourism. 

Program Requirements (18 Credits Total Required*)

Required Courses

  • GPH261    Survey of Travel and Tourism 3
  • GPH371    Geographic Perspectives on Sustainable Development 3
  • GPH463    International Perspectives in Tourism 3
  • GPH315    Economic Geography 3

Choose two of the following:

  • GPH***    Any Regional Geography Course 3
  • GPH264    Recreation 3
  • GPH246    Parks and Protected Areas 3
  • GPH464    Tourism Planning and Development 3
  • GPH462    Exploring Tourism Destinations 3
  • GPH363    Seminar in Ecotourism 3
  • GPH319    Marketing Geography 3
    GPH402    Travel Seminar 3

The Certificate of Sustainable Tourism Development will be awarded to students satisfactorily completing six (6) courses as indicated above. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 must be maintained for courses taken at Salem State University.

For program and registration information contact:
Connie Nielson, Academic Advisor
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Telephone: 978.542.6935
Fax: 978.542.7215