The Natural Resource Tourism curriculum emphasizes courses in tourism management, marketing and planning, natural resources, business, entrepreneurship, and social science to develop appropriate skills for work in recreation and tourism enterprises. The department works closely with several natural resource-focused Colorado resorts and private tourism enterprises.

Effective Fall 2016

BUS 150Business Computing Concepts and Applications 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
Arts and Humanities3B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Political Science Elective1 3
Guided Elective1 2
 Total Credits 30
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
NRRT 231Principles-Parks/Protected Area Management 3
NRRT 270Principles of Natural Resource Tourism 3
RRM 101Hospitality Industry 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
STAT 201General Statistics 3
Guided Elective1 6
 Total Credits 27
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Public Relations  
Public Relations in Natural Resources  
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
NR 387Internship I 1
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism 3
NRRT 376Human Dimensions Research and Analysis 3
Advanced Writing23
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Guided Electives1 6
 Total Credits 31
NRRT 330Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management 3
NRRT 372Tourism Promotion 3
NRRT 442Tourism Planning4B,4C3
NRRT 460/RRM 460Event and Conference Planning 3
NRRT 470Tourism Impacts4A3
NRRT 471Starting and Managing Tourism Enterprise 3
NRRT 487Internship 5
Guided Electives1, 2 9
 Total Credits 32
 Program Total Credits: 120

Select from departmental list of approved courses.


Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to 120, of which at least 42 must be Upper-Division (300- to 400-level). 

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1) X1B1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Political Science Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 150Business Computing Concepts and Applications   3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Guided Elective   2
AUCC 1B (MATH) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting   3
NRRT 231Principles-Parks/Protected Area ManagementX  3
NRRT 270Principles of Natural Resource TourismX  3
RRM 101Hospitality IndustryX  3
Guided Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business   3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
STAT 201General Statistics   3
Guided Elective   3
 Total Credits   12
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management   3
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
NR 387Internship I   1
NRRT 376Human Dimensions Research and Analysis   3
Advanced Writing  23
Guided Elective   3
ECON 202 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Public Relations    
Public Relations in Natural Resources    
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing   3
NRRT 320International Issues-Recreation and Tourism   3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Guided Electives   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NRRT 330Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management   3
NRRT 442Tourism Planning  4B,4C3
NRRT 471Starting and Managing Tourism Enterprise   3
Guided Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NRRT 372Tourism PromotionX  3
NRRT 460/RRM 460Event and Conference PlanningX  3
NRRT 470Tourism ImpactsX 4A3
NRRT 487InternshipX  5
Guided Elective   3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   17
 Program Total Credits:   120