Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management, B.S. - Event Management

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.25 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Major GPA  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 
THE 433 –  Professional Development in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Research Methods (3 Credits)
REC 470 – Evaluation & Research

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)

Event Management Concentration Requirements (15 Credits)
THE 320 –  Meeting and Conference Planning
THE 364 –  Event Advanced Applications
THE 365 –  Event Planning and Production (*repeated for credit)
6 additional credits of THE


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.