Tourism is a complex phenomenon that requires critical thinkers and academic professionals. The Bachelor of Science will help you to become this. You will study social, economic and environmental theories nd concepts, receive in-depth training in tourism research methods, and apply these in challenging sustainable tourism development projects.
Year 1: Analysis of Tourism (Breda)
In the first year you will explore tourism as a multiform phenomenon. You will be introduced to the disciplines of sociology, economics and environmental sciences and their contribution to tourism. The main teaching methods are lectures, tutorials and eld assignments.
Year 2: Intervention in Tourism (Breda)
The second year focuses on tourism development, intercultural studies, destination management, landscape planning and environmental system analysis. In interdisciplinary courses you will explore directions for sustainable tourism development. This year includes a 4-week international research project. You deepen your knowledge and progressively move towards increased educational independence.
Year 3: Broadening your view (Wageningen)
This year starts with a minor of your own choice and ends with your Bachelor thesis, possibly connected to your preferred Master study. You can choose to do your minor at Wageningen UR, another Dutch university or at one of our many partner universities abroad.
Worldwide, tourism is an industry of major importance. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism represents over 9% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and accounts for nearly 8% of global employment.
However, tourism is more than just a powerful economic force. Tourist activities affect the environment of travel destinations. Tourism influences cultures worldwide. It is also closely linked to global transformations such as climate change, geopolitical risks, and technological innovation.
Tourism affects the quality of life and well-being of individuals and regions and plays an important role in community, regional and urban development.