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Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (ORTM)

Bachelor of Science

**Please note that this degree is proposed, and is pending consideration and approval by the Board of Trustees, March 21-22, 2018**

Connect people to the outdoors in one of the West’s fastest-growing industries. You’ll gain understanding of business, people and culture, environment and natural resources, recreation, and tourism in the classroom and outside.

A BS in ORTM from the Haub School emphasizes:

  • Stewardship and conservation of natural resources
  • Tourism and outdoor recreation theories and best practices
  • Entrepreneurial and business management strategies
  • Creating outstanding visitor experiences
  • Broad understanding of cultural and natural resources

Courses you’ll take

ORTM foundational courses (16 credits)

  • Recreation and tourism theory and practice
  • Natural and cultural resources of the west
  • Customer service and hospitality

Core courses from across campus (28 credits)

  • Business
  • Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Environment and natural resources
  • People and culture

Professional semester (18 credits)

  • Cohort-based, project-driven experience
  • Classroom and off-campus elements

Concentration (choose one. Approx. 21 credit hours each)

  • Business and Hospitality Management
  • Management of Recreation Resources
  • Cultural and International Tourism
  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership
  • Creative Studies in Recreation and Tourism


Course plan and concentration options will be available after degree approval.

Background Information

Program overview (pdf)

Assessment results (pdf)


Coordinator Hired for Program in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism at UW...
August 23, 2017 — Dan McCoy has accepted a position as coordinator of a proposed Bachelor of Science degree program in natural resources recreation and tourism at the University of Wyoming.

Contact Information

For more information about this program, contact Dan McCoy (, Degree Coordinator

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