Undergraduate Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership (TRAL)

(Note: The degree program changed from tourism and outdoor leadership to tourism, recreation and adventure leadership in spring 2017)

Degree Requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper-division credits. Requirements include:

Baccalaureate core: 34-37 credits
TRAL core requirements: 30 credits
TRAL specialty option requirements: 68 credits
Electives if needed to complete 180 total credits, including 60 upper-division credits

Degree Checklist and Guides

Tourism, recreation, & adventure leadership students at OSU-Cascades choose one of the following options. Completion of an approved TRAL option is required. Declaration of the option must be done in the first term of enrollment at OSU.

Adventure Leadership and Education (ALE)
Nature, Eco and Adventure Tourism (NEAT)
TRAL - ALE/NEAT Advising Guide (PDF)


Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership Minor (31 credits)

Students may elect to earn the Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership minor. This minor provides basic knowledge about recreation adventure tourism planning and adventure leadership.

Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership Minor Checklist (PDF)

Transfer Guides

OSU-Cascades COCC Transfer Guides

College of Forestry - Transfer Course Guides

TRAL Cascades Transfer Guide - Mt.Hood Community College

Four-Year Sample Plan

A degree pathway is important to student success. To help you explore your major coursework and for you to begin the process of creating an individualized academic plan, we have created a sample four-year plan for the Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership major. These plans also include academic and co-curricular opportunities ideas for each academic year.

This is a sample plan intended for informational purposes only. Students will work with their OSU academic advisor to create degree plan that works best for each student based around unique interests, goals and transfer work.

TRAL- Adventure Leadership Education Option Four-Year Sample Plan
TRAL- Nature, Eco and Adventure Tourism Option Four-Year Sample Plan