Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management, B.S. - Tourism
The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and 2.25 cumulative GPA required for graduation.
The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/recreation-tourism-sport-management/programs
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html.
Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (60 Credits)
Major GPA of 2.25 Required
Core Courses (33 Credits)
REC 100 – Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
REC 120 – Leadership Development (T2MB)*
REC 220 – Inclusive Recreation (T2CD)*
THE 260 - Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
THE 323 – Travel and Tourism: Principles and Practices
REC 363 – Event Management
THE 330 - Hospitality Service Management
THE 365 - Event Planning and Production
THE 368 - Risk Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
THE 381 – Leisure in Contemporary Society (T3)*
THE 433 - Professional Development in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
Research Methods (3 Credits)
REC 470 – Senior Research Methods
Internship (9 Credits)
To be completed in the Summer after junior and senior years.
REC 301 – Internship I (3 credits)
REC 400 – Internship II (6 credits)
Tourism Concentration Requirements (15 Credits)
THE 320 - Meeting and Conference Planning
THE 321 - Destination: New England
THE 463 – Tourism Impacts, Planning, and Management
GEO 204 - Principles of Sustainability
3 additional credits of THE