The Tourism and Hospitality Management program prepares students for entry- to mid-level positions in tourism, hospitality, event management, convention and visitor bureaus, destination management organizations, conference centers, resorts, casinos, theme parks, theaters and clubs. View the full course listings.
Students in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) are highly encouraged to acquire additional skills in specific aspects of the industry of focus. Core classes in STHM (i.e. Foundations of Leisure) provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in tourism, hospitality and event management.
Development of these specific competencies, combined with internships and industry-related hours, make you a very marketable new employee. On the day of graduation, you will have knowledge, skills and experience that very few other graduates will have within your preferred area of the industry.
Students the Tourism and Hospitality Management program at STHM are required to complete twelve credits of major electives and are free to choose from any of the other related courses.
Students can declare their concentration online or by speaking with their academic advisor.
Today’s hospitality businesses extend from small independent operations to globally-connected, multi-site organizations transcending geographical boundaries. This concentration prepares you for exciting career opportunities for those who are passionate about interacting with people, creating exceptional experiences and thrive in an environment where no two days are the same.
This concentration exposes students to the diversity of hospitality operations, introducing them to the endless career opportunities that this industry provides. Students in this concentration take the following courses:
The tourism industry is considered to be a significant contributor to the economic development of many destinations. To leverage this benefit, this concentration emphasizes the importance of ecologically and physically sustaining the environment, which greatly impacts local communities and tourism as a whole.
This concentration affords students the insight into the foundations of tourism planning and development as well as the importance of operational and marketing integration of diverse destination tourism stakeholders through effective destination management and marketing. Students in this concentration take the following courses:
The recent growth of events and festivals globally has seen the emergence of an industry that can be characterized as dynamic and exciting with endless possibilities. This industry presents a unique career opportunity for everyone with a passion for the planning and organizing of events, such as concerts, conventions, parties and other gatherings.
This concentration affords students the insight into the requirements of seamless event planning, including consideration being given to event locations and facilities, concept development, event marketing, logistics and post-event analysis. Students in this concentration are encouraged to find internships that focus on the development of these skills so that they are fully prepared to seamlessly adjust to working full-time in the events industry immediately upon graduation. Students in this concentration take the following courses:
STHM students are required to use advising sheets, semester grids and their Degree Audit Reporting System report to develop their Graduation Plan in preparation for an advising or Center for Student Professional Development appointment.