The new program combines the college’s strengths in natural resources, hospitality, and tourism. Students are expected to gain essential information and tools to address the rapidly expanding opportunities and sustainability challenges in both international and domestic travel and tourism.
Designed with the adult learner in mind, much of the coursework will be delivered online, allowing students to engage from any location without sacrificing their ability to earn an income. Learning will be reinforced in week-long in-person residencies that will immerse students in dynamic sustainable tourism locations.
The program is designed to maximize the integrity and resilience of natural ecosystems and destination cultures and communities, while providing equitable and durable economic impact from tourism benefiting providers, participants, collaborators, and host community members.
Graduates of this program will earn an advanced professional credential critical for assuming leadership roles in sustainable tourism provision and management, while also discovering career opportunities and building an international professional network in this dynamic field.
Students can complete the 32-credit program in four semesters of continuous full-time study or take a reduced course load over two years.
Paul Smith’s College has also partnered with the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), allowing for opportunities to engage NYSTIA members, provide outreach and development, consult on hospitality and tourism trends as well as extend networking opportunities to students enrolled in the master’s program and the College’s business and hospitality programs.
For more information on the sustainable tourism management degree at Paul Smith’s, visit their website.