Tourism Studies

Study tourism in Niagara — one of the world’s premier travel destinations and home to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Our program is designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving industry, incorporating principles of sustainability (economic, environmental, social and political) in tourism management and planning. Within the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, our program examines such questions as: Can we balance the economic benefits of tourism with the negative consequences of pollution, loss of biodiversity, economic inequality and unsuitable cultural change?

Allied with the Goodman School of Business, the Tourism Management stream offers a range of business-related courses.

You may take advantage of our international field courses, exchange programs, co-op options and internship opportunities with industry leaders such as Disney, to explore tourism issues in diverse destinations worldwide.

  • BA in Tourism and Environment
  • BA in Tourism and Environment with stream in Tourism Management
  • Minor in Tourism Studies

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

Not an Ontario Secondary School applicant? Find your admissions criteria here.

Career outcomes

  • Heritage interpreter
  • Hotel and resort manager
  • Nature-based tourism guide
  • Tourism policy analyst and planner
  • Tourism marketer
  • Wine and culinary industry professional

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)