Tourism Management Minor

“Tourism”  is the world’s largest and most diverse industry. Tourism is a composite of activities, services, and industries delivering travel experiences through transportation, accommodations, eating and drinking establishments, shops, entertainment, activity facilities (parks, sports, and amusement parks), historic sites, natural resources, among others.

The faculty of Recreation Management and Policy [RMP], Hospitality Management [HMGT], and Natural Resources and the Environment [NRE] Tourism [Tour] have bundled a number of courses for non-majors which, when combined with certain elective courses, can constitute a Minor in Tourism Management. Each of the courses offered for this minor are already offered in each of the three departments. These programs represent the three Colleges of College of Health and Human Services, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and the College of Life Science and Agriculture.

Questions about the minor may be directed to:
Recreation Management and Policy – Dr. Bob Barcelona,
Tourism Management – Dr. Rob Robertson,
Hospitality Management – Dr. Clayton Barrows,

Approval of the Minor for Graduation, verification and sign-off must be coordinated with Dr. Rob Robertson.

Required Courses
TOUR 400Introduction to Tourism4
HMGT 401Introduction to the Hospitality Industry4
RMP 490Recreation & Tourism in Society4
The remaining two courses for the minor may be used to focus your study in an area of interest. One course must be and experiential learning course. Areas of interest, with sample course, include:8
Lodging and Resort Management:
Contemporary Resort Development and Management
International Food and Culture 1
Lodging Operations Management
Private Club Management
Entrepreneurial and Commercial Recreation 1
Social Impact Assessment
Event Planning and Management:
Event Design, Planning, and Management
Festival and Event Planning
Recreational Sport Management
Social Impact Assessment
International Travel and Tourism:
International Food and Culture 1
Tourism and Global Understanding 1
The New Pirates of the Caribbean
Introduction to Ecogastronomy
Social Impact Assessment
International Franchising
Recreation Resource Management
Total Credits20

Courses taken during study abroad maybe considered as part of the minor; prior approval of an advisor is required.

Please Note:
The courses may be taken in any order, and you are responsible for checking pre-requisites for the elective courses.

Following University policy, you must complete 20 semester hours with a grade of C- or better and a 2.0 grade point average.
Courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis may not be used toward the minor.
No more than 8 credits used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

No transfer courses may be used toward the minor.