The first tourism degree offered at CCSU, this program focuses on the geographic nature of tourism development and thus, students are required to take more geography courses than in the B.S. degree. This degree is particularly appropriate for those considering working for municipal, state or federal agencies (e.g., planning, parks and/or recreation, ecotourism/nature-based tourism organizations, cultural/historical tourism agencies, and tourism development entities). Students are encouraged to develop at least basic skills in computer-based geographic technologies such as GIS and Remote Sensing, which are highly desired in both the private and public sector. Students choose a minor (e.g., Marketing, a foreign language, etc.) that complements their tourism career interests.
The Geography Department offers the option to specialize in Tourism for an undergraduate degree or minor.
Geography with Specialization in Tourism, B.A.
A curriculum outline can be found in the course catalog.
Program requirements can be found here.