Major in Hospitality and Tourism, BS

This 54-credit program consists of 21 credits in foundation courses in business and geography, 15 credits of required core courses, and 18 credits in either the tourism studies track or the hospitality studies/transfer track. Note: Students may not exceed 24 credits in business courses.

Foundation Courses (21 credits):

AC 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
GEOG 120 World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 290 Geography of Tourism 3
FIN 295  Managerial Finance 3
or    
LAW 250 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 295 Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MIS 201 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
MKT 295  Fundamentals of Marketing 3
     
Tourism/Hospitality Core (15 credits):  
GEOG 450 Tourism Planning 3
GEOG 454 Geography of Tourism Marketing 3
THS 300 The Hospitality Industry 3
THS 410 Tourism & Hospitality Operations 3
and one 400-level THS elective  
   
Tourism Studies Track  
Students must take 18 credits of electives, selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. Recommended courses include: 
ENG 382 Travel Writing 3
GEOG 451 Tourism Development in Southern New England 3
GEOG 453 Recreation and Resort Planning 3
GEOG 455 New Directions in Tourism 3
MKT 359 Special Events Marketing 3
THS 430 Internship in Tourism & Hospitality 3
THS 435 Independent Study in Tourism and Hospitality 3
THS 450 Hotel and Lodging Practicum 3
THS 455 Conventions and Meeting Planning Practicum 3
THS 490 Current Topics in Tourism & Hospitality 3
     
Students may also choose a maximum of two courses from the following list of regional geography courses: 
GEOG 330 United States and Canada 3
GEOG 434 Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean 3
GEOG 435 Japan and Korea 3
GEOG 436 South America 3
GEOG 437 China 3
GEOG 439 Urban Geography 3
GEOG 446 Sub-Saharan Africa 3
GEOG 448 Russia and Neighboring Regions 3
GEOG 452 European Union 3
      
Hospitality Studies/Transfer Track  
18 credits of courses, approved by a faculty advisor, taken at another institution.
  
No minor is required for this major.
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