Online Sustainable Tourism Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in sustainable tourism development from ASU addresses the unique character of sustainability and sustainable practices in tourism development and management.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 18

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Details

Offered by ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development, this graduate level certificate program is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the tourism industry. You will explore the practice of management and development of sustainable tourism businesses and destinations.

In completing the certificate, you will gain knowledge in topics such as the integration of economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability as it relates to tourism; conducting sustainability audits for destinations and businesses; community impacts of tourism; and sustainable destination and business planning and management. Consisting of 18 credit hours of coursework, the program will provide you with enhanced recognition and credentials in an area experiencing a great deal of interest and growth. You will be able to further your career by obtaining advanced education specific to sustainability practices in tourism.

Featured courses


Core

Sustainable Thinking in Tourism I


Core

Sustainable Thinking in Tourism II


Core

Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management I


Core

Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management II


Core

Sustainable Tourism


Electives

Sustainable Food Management in Tourism


Electives

Managing the Sustainable Tourism Business


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Sustainable Tourism Graduate Certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Tour guides

Sustainability specialist

Travel agents

Urban and regional planners

Agricultural technician

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

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Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community. 

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