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Where is Your Major Taking You?

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University offers an array of program options for students who want to change their majors or pursue a minor. 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:

Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Planning and Development
  • Destination Management
  • Event Planning
  • Hotels
  • Museums
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Gaming and Casino Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau
Sport and Entertainment
  • 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

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: Consult with a Student Services Representative

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 the assistant dean, Dr. Heather Blackburn (

Step 2: Complete Change of Program Request Form

The Change of Program Request form can be completed online here – after meeting with Dean Blackburn and completing the form, a change of major will be processed through the registrar’s office. Please allow one week for the change to be processed. Student records will be updated only during a drop/add period or, the start of the next academic semester.

Step 3: Meet with an STHM Academic Advisor

Once the Change of Program Request form is processed, students should meet with their new academic advisor to discuss their prior course history, future course registration, and graduation planning. Students will need to email their advisor to make an appointment. The new advisor will be identified during the change of major meeting with Dr. Blackburn.

STHM Courses for Non-STHM Majors

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recommends non-majors interested in any of our three 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.

THE 0877 Cultural Intelligence in a Global World (3- credits)
This course fulfills the General Education Global/ World Society (GG) requirement.

STHM 1113 Foundations of Experience Design and Management (3-credits)
Generally offered in the fall and spring semesters.

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

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

STHM 2401 Foundation of Event & Entertainment (3-credits)
Generally offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

THM 2311 Global Issues in Travel (3-credits)
Generally offered in the fall and spring semesters.

STHM 2114 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Experience Industries (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.

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

Minors and Certificates

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