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Missouri State University says it’s responding to the increasing global impact of economy, culture, and environment by developing the first bachelor’s degree program in geotourism. KSMU’s Theresa Bettman reports.
The program will be offered through the geography, geology, and planning department beginning this fall, and MSU says it’s the only one of its kind so far in the world. Geotourism is tourism that aims to make a place better, whether it means improving the local environment, culture, or lives of residents there.
The program was developed in conjunction with National Geographic and is designed to incorporate a holistic approach to local and global tourism. MSU says it will also enhance the quality of life of people and animals affected by tourism development.
Students and faculty participating in the program will have the opportunity to work with tourism leaders, participate in service learning projects, as well as participate in research. The hope is that this new program will advance the university’s public affairs mission on a global scale. http://www.missouristate.edu/rss/about.htm ">Click here for a link to more information. For KSMU News, I’m Theresa Bettmann.