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An Online Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram
offered at Hum­boldt State University


…this curi­ous world which we inhabit is more won­der­ful than it is con­ve­nient; more beau­ti­ful than it is use­ful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.

- Henry David Thoreau

Main Eco­tourism Web­site —

The Eco­tourism Plan­ning & Man­age­ment Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram is com­posed of three courses equiv­a­lent to an optional 10 units of aca­d­e­mic credit.

All three courses may be taken online.

The pro­gram is designed to be com­pleted in only one year. Course 1 begins in the fall, Course 2 in the spring and Course 3 in the summer.


Stu­dents will learn about

  • Global and national trends in tourism
  • prin­ci­ples of ecology-based tourism
  • the role of eco­tourism in com­mu­nity development
  • sus­tain­able archi­tec­tural and site designs
  • and much more.