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Where is Your Major Taking You?

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University is one of the largest schools of its kind for the Sport & Recreation Management and Tourism & Hospitality Management programs. Whether you want to direct marketing for Madison Square Garden, manage social media for Marriott Hotels, create the next tourism campaign for Hawaii or found your own summer camp for youth, STHM has the major to take you there.

So, if you’re a Temple University student considering changing your major, STHM can help you every step of the way.

Career Opportunities

Students interested in an STHM major should consider their career goals. Some possible career choices include:

Sport and Recreation
  • College Athletics
  • Minor League Sports
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Fitness Management
  • Game Day Operations
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Youth Sports
  • Professional Sports
  • Venue Management
  • Sales Management in Sport and Recreation
  • Public Relations and Community Relations
Tourism & Hospitality
  • Gaming and Casino Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Hotels
  • Museums
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Planning and Development
  • Destination Management
  • Event Planning

How to Change Your Major

As you begin or make your way through your academic journey, you may find something else more suited to your interests and goals. If you are interested in a major within the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, see below for the options available to you.

Step 1: Visit an STHM Admissions Team Member

STHM offers students the opportunity to meet with a member of the STHM admissions team to have questions about the programs and the major-change process answered. Students can meet with a member of the admissions team in one of two ways:

  • Schedule an appointment: Students can schedule an appointment to meet with a member of the STHM admissions team
  • Attend an STHM Aware & Declare Day: STHM Aware and Declare Days are 45-minute information sessions on the last day of every month at which students can explore the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) majors and learn about the programs. Visit the STHM calendar of events to register.
Step 2: Complete Change of Program Request Form

The Change of Program Request form can be picked up at any advising center or on the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies website.

Step 3: Attend STHM Discovery Day

After meeting with a member of the STHM admissions team or attending an STHM Aware and Declare Day, students should sign-up and attend an STHM Discovery Day. Students can bring their completed Change of Program Request form.

Step 4: Meet with an STHM Academic Advisor

Once the Change of Program Request form is processed, students should make an individual appointment with an STHM Academic Advisor to discuss courses, graduation planning, and the academic advising checklists.

STHM Courses for Non-STHM Majors

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recommends non-majors interested in either of our bachelor’s degrees to consider registering for the following courses (when available):

STHM 0827 Dimensions of Diversity: What’s Brewing in the Melting Pot? (3-credits)
This course fulfills the General Education Diversity and Race (GD) requirement.

STHM 0857 Sport and Leisure in American Society (3-credits)
This course fulfills the General Education U.S. Society (GU) requirement.

STHM 1113 Foundations of Leisure (4-credits)
Generally offered in the fall and spring semesters.

STHM 1211 Sport and Society (3-credits)
Generally offered in the fall and spring semesters.

STHM 1311 The Business of Tourism and Hospitality (3-credits)
Generally offered in the fall and spring semesters.

STHM 2114 Leisure and Tourism in a Diverse Society (3-credits)
Generally offered in summer semester I or II for Non-Majors.
This course is not available to non-majors in the fall or spring semesters.

STHM 3214 Marketing Management in Sport and Recreation (3-credits)
Generally offered in summer semester I or II for non-majors.
This course could be delivered in an online format.

*The availability of the coursework indicated is subject to change.

Guidelines for STHM Non-Major Coursework
  • A request to proceed with a STHM course outside of the seven listed on the right will not be supported by STHM administration, faculty or staff.
  • Non-major students with a senior status at the university are not allowed to proceed with any of the courses highlighted above.
  • Non-major students may register for more than one of the seven courses simultaneously if available.
  • STHM students will take precedence over non-major students with regard to STHM required coursework and available seats.
  • Students who elect to proceed with STHM 0827 and/or 0857 should consult with an STHM Academic Advisor in reference to the course(s) applicability to their curriculum.

Minors and Certificates

Visit the minors and cerficates section of the STHM website to learn about additional program offerings for Temple University students.