Tourism & Outdoor Leadership (exclusively offered at the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, OR)

Kai Williams

"If you value the outdoors, and want to make a profession out of it – whether management or guide—it really is amazing to learn from the wealth of knowledge at OSU-Cascades.”

-Kai Williams, TOL  student

What Will You Learn?


Educate, protect and promote the sustainable use of the outdoors while supporting human health and wellness. Exclusively offered at the OSU Cascades campus in Bend, OR.

  • Natural resources are increasingly recognized for their potential to contribute to personal well-being through outdoor recreation, and to provide business opportunities in tourism and outdoor leadership. The Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership (TOL) provides students with the skills to develop and manage tourism and outdoor programs or enterprises.
  • The goal of TOL is to give students the conceptual and applied skills to provide high quality visitor experiences and sustain the natural resources where these experiences occur for future generations. 
  • Teaches students, practitioners, and others to excel in the fields of tourism, commercial recreation, and outdoor education.
  • The TOL program is exclusively offered at the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, OR, giving students access to some of the best tourism opportunities in Oregon.