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. Markus Schuckert,

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

  • For the minor students must complete 20 credits (five courses) 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.
  • The courses may be taken in any order, and students are responsible for checking pre-requisites for the elective courses.
  • Courses taken during study abroad maybe considered as part of the minor; prior approval of an advisor is required.
Required Courses
TOUR 400Introduction to Tourism4
HMGT 401Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry4
RMP 490Recreation & Tourism in Society4
Select two additional courses in an area of interest. One course must be an experiential learning course.8
Lodging and Resort Management Courses
Contemporary Resort Development and Management
International Food and Culture (Experiential Learning Course)
Lodging Operations Management
Entrepreneurial and Commercial Recreation (Experiencial Learning Course)
Social Impact Assessment
Event Planning and Management Courses
Event Design, Planning, and Management
Festival and Event Planning
Recreational Sport Management
Social Impact Assessment
International Travel and Tourism Courses
International Food and Culture (Experiential Learning Course)
Tourism and Global Understanding (Experiential Learning Course)
The New Pirates of the Caribbean
Introduction to Ecogastronomy
Social Impact Assessment
Recreation Resource Management
Total Credits20