Tourism Program

Welcome to the only accredited Tourism Program in Arkansas and your gateway to a thriving career in one of the state’s top industries. Nestled in the heart of the scenic Ozark Mountains, our program offers a dynamic and flexible curriculum tailored to meet the diverse needs and professional goals of our students. Arkansas Tech University’s Tourism Program combines academic excellence with real-world applications, emphasizing sustainable tourism, event management, and hospitality.

We provide flexible scheduling options with both in-person and online courses, allowing you to tailor your education to fit your lifestyle. For accelerated degree completion, we offer pathways that leverage your previous coursework for a smooth transition to graduation. Our inclusive and supportive learning environment reflects our commitment to accessibility and excellence.

ATU's Tourism Program equips students with essential skills and knowledge to thrive in Arkansas's thriving tourism sector. With strong industry connections and a focus on making a positive impact, Arkansas Tech University stands out as the premier choice for aspiring tourism professionals. Discover the endless opportunities in tourism with ATU and build your future in The Natural State.


Degrees and Programs

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Agriculture and Tourism is to provide superior education and experiences in Agriculture and Tourism, building a foundation for personal and professional growth while developing and encouraging lifelong learning.

Vision Statement

The Department of Agriculture and Tourism at Arkansas Tech University will be known for producing outstanding citizens, leaders, and professionals in their field.

Core Values

  • We strive to provide rigorous classroom and high impact teaching practices to prepare students for a future career in agriculture and tourism.
  • We value continued and robust student-faculty interaction through rigorous classroom experiences and high impact practices.
  • We value engagement of students in curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • We value ethical decision making and critical thinking.
  • We value and foster a culture of belonging and inclusion.
  • We value a commitment to civic engagement and social responsibility to the institution, region, state, and beyond.
  • We value the use of decisions that are data driven and values people.
  • We value the efficient and effective use of resources.