The mission of the tourism studies programs at California University of Pennsylvania is to achieve academic and professional distinction in response to the needs of the tourism industry in the United States and abroad. We encourage students to develop a critical and constructive understanding of tourism planning, resources and impacts by offering them the best teaching, research and service opportunities in the discipline.
To complement your classroom experience, you’ll also participate in field trips and field courses. Our faculty members have conducted extended excursion-based courses. These one-to-three week courses have exposed students to diverse sites such as Yellowstone National Park, the Dells of Wisconsin, Southern Canada, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Outer Banks, the Adirondack Mountains, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Central Lowlands, the caverns in Kentucky and the coast of New England. Our students have traveled with professors to academic institutions, conferences and governmental agency headquarters.
Cal U offers two concentrations for your Bachelor of Arts in geography degree – GIS and emergency management and tourism studies.
We also offer a minor in GIS and emergency management and a minor in tourism studies.
Get a description of each of Cal U’s Geography courses from our Course Catalog.