Upskilling solutions for the outdoor recreation economy 

OSU’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy serves as a national leader in workforce development pathways for the outdoor recreation economy. 
Through both online and on campus programs, your team can access education that spans from non-credit industry trainings to for-credit microcredentials, bachelor’s degrees and graduate programs.
Collaborate with us to upskill, reskill, recruit and retain your employees.


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Online programs 

OSU Ecampus delivers top-ranked online undergraduate and graduate programs that address specialized skill sets for the outdoor recreation economy. With Ecampus, your team can access first-class coursework, no matter where they’re located.

Degrees, minors and microcredentials

Environmental Economics and Policy (B.S.) 
Environmental Economics and Policy minor 
Environmental Sciences (M.S. or PSM) 
Hospitality Management (B.S.)

Natural Resources (B.S.) 
Natural Resources (MNR)
Professional readiness microcredential
Sustainability (B.S.)  

Graduate Certificates

Environmental Management 
Forests and Climate Change 
Rural Policy 

Sustainable Natural Resources 
Urban Forestry 
Wildlife Management  




Industry training

OSU Center for Outdoor Recreation Economy's industry informed, on-demand and online non-credit trainings quickly and effectively give your workforce an edge.

Featured programs 

Elevate Outdoors: DEI Training  

Ski industry trainings 

FORE101: Foundations of the Outdoor Recreation Economy


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On-campus programs

Whether your organization is closer to Oregon State’s main campus in Corvallis or the beautiful OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, your employees can earn renowned degrees (like the #2 forestry program in the world) in person, too.


Forestry (B.S.) - Corvallis
Hospitality Management (B.S.) - Bend
Outdoor Products (B.S.) - Bend
Tourism, Recreation + Adventure Leadership Degree (B.S.) - Corvallis or Bend





“The instructors and professors knew their material very well. A lot of them worked in the field previous to being employed at Oregon State, so they were very knowledgeable about programs that I wanted to go into.”

– Kaitlin Thurman ‘22, M.S. in Environmental Sciences, Washington state environmental analyst


OSU X Federal Academic Alliance

All employees of federal agencies can receive a 10% tuition scholarship towards an OSU Ecampus course.

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Let's collaborate

We are eager to discuss opportunities and design a solution that fits your organization’s needs. 

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