Tourism, Recreation & Adventure Leadership

Learn outdoors. Work outdoors. Make an impact.

The tourism and outdoor recreation industries are among the largest in the world and continue to grow in Oregon and throughout the nation. As a TRAL graduate, you will be a leader, educator and entrepreneur in our most important natural spaces. You will be on the cutting edge of this exciting, ever-changing industry and go on to educate others about the natural world, lead life-changing adventure opportunities, create brand new businesses based on the idea of sharing the outdoors with others and more.

Want to learn more? It’s easy to get in touch, and we can’t wait to hear from you.

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You will study and work in more than 14,000 acres of research forests near the Corvallis campus or in the beautiful state parks, mountains and rivers of central Oregon.


$500,000 in scholarships are available – and that’s just from the College of Forestry.

“I can really see myself in the role of a recreation manager. I enjoy every single one of my classes, and I have a lot of great teachers and classmates.”

-Chris Galbreath

You can get involved in research the minute you step on campus. There are a wide range of options available. Students who take advantage of opportunities to work in the field or the lab under the careful eye and collaborative hand of our expert researchers are competitive in the job market and on graduate school applications.

Marissa Duarte

Oregon Forest
Science Complex

We’re building you an awesome new place to learn, study and grow. Construction of the Oregon Forest Science Complex is underway at Oregon State in Corvallis and will be completed in 2018. The complex will include a new Peavy Hall and the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.

Oregon Forest Science Complex
Weatherford Hall & Oregon Forest Science Center

See yourself here

The Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership degree offers two of its degree options at Oregon State’s main campus in Corvallis and two degree options at OSU-Cascades in Bend. Corvallis is a top-ranked college town that embodies the spirit of the Northwest. It is one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. The OSU-Cascades campus in Bend opened in fall 2016 and is surrounded by thousands of acres of public lands that serve as a natural laboratory. The campus itself, with many native plants and trees reflects the environment of the area and provides a resource for students as they learn about the natural world. You’ll receive a world-class education at whichever campus you choose.