Hospitality and Tourism, B.S.

Requirements: (54 credits)

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:

AC 211Introduction to Financial Accounting

3

GEOG 120World Regional Geography

3

GEOG 290Geography of Tourism

3

 

FIN 295Managerial Finance

3

or

LAW 250Legal Environment of Business

3

 

MGT 295Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior

3

MIS 201Introduction to Management Information Systems

3

MKT 295Fundamentals of Marketing

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Tourism/Hospitality Core:

GEOG 450Tourism Planning

3

GEOG 454Geography of Tourism Marketing

3

THS 300The Hospitality Industry

3

THS 410Tourism & Hospitality Operations

3

and

one 400-level THS elective

Total Credit Hours:15

Tourism Studies Track

Students must take 18 credits of electives, selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Recommended courses include:

ENG 382Travel Writing

3

GEOG 451Tourism Development in Southern New England

3

GEOG 453Recreation and Resort Planning

3

GEOG 455New Directions in Tourism

3

MKT 359Special Events Marketing

3

THS 430Internship in Tourism and Hospitality

3

THS 435Independent Study in Tourism and Hospitality

3

THS 460Hotel and Lodging Practicum

3

THS 465Convention, Event, and Meeting Planning

3

THS 490Current Topics in Tourism & Hospitality

3

Students may also choose a maximum of two courses from the following list of regional geography courses:

GEOG 330United States and Canada

3

GEOG 434/LAS 434Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

3

GEOG 435Japan and Korea

3

GEOG 436/LAS 436South America

3

GEOG 437China

3

GEOG 439Urban Geography

3

GEOG 446Sub-Saharan Africa

3

GEOG 448Russia and Neighboring Regions

3

GEOG 444European Union

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Hospitality Studies/Transfer Track

18 credits of courses, approved by a faculty advisor, taken at another institution.

Total Credit Hours: 18

No minor is required for this major.