Programs | Courses Offered At University of Energy and Natural Resource, UENR Ecotourism, Recreation and Hospitality
Currently the Department runs two undergraduate programmes:
- BSc. Natural Resources (Ecotourism option) and
- BSc. Hospitality Management.
Ecotourism (Canopy Walkway)
Preparations are underway to introduce Bachelor of Science (Tourism). Also, post-graduate programmes in Tourism and Hospitality Management would soon be rolled out.
Description of programmes-
- BSc. Natural Resources (Ecotourism option)
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources (Ecotourism option) programme was introduced in 2014/2015 academic year. The programme aims at providing conceptual basis for understanding the professional practice in the development and management of ecotourism. Students will be provided with the opportunity to critically reflect upon their direct experience of ecotourism operations in terms of concepts and research presented during lectures. The demand for nature-based tourism and ecotourism has been increasing steadily. Protective and environmental functions of the forest resources are becoming more important than timber raw material production of the forests. This programme acknowledges the rapidly developing phenomenon of ecotourism and wildlife development and management, and the contribution of tourism and recreation professionals. The graduates of this programme, therefore, will be exposed to wildlife conservation, sustainable management and restoration of wildlife habitats in Ghana’s forest ecosystems. The programme is designed to enhance student’s knowledge of and interest in the nature, theory and practice of ecotourism in Ghana and internationally.