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Travel & Tourism Management

To be awarded a TTM degree a student must complete the following:

  • All departmental requirements as outlined below
  • 33 minimum credit hours of General Studies course requirements
  • 3 credit hours of the Multicultural Graduation requirement (may be taken in General Studies)
  • 36 credit hours of Major Core requirements
  • 12 credit hours of Leisure Tourism Concentration or 12 credit hours of Corporate Travel Concentration
  • 9 hours of additional credits chosen from HTE department courses (BVG, EVT, HTE, HTL, RST, TTM, or UA)
  • Additional elective credit hours to achieve a required total of 120 credit hours for graduation

Departmental Requirements:

  • Declare the Travel and Tourism Management Major
  • Present verification of 600 clock hours of on-the-job experience in the TTM major prior to graduation. These hours may be secured through paid job experience, verified volunteer experience, cooperative education, internships or a combination of the four.
  • Present a valid Adult CPR and First Aid certification prior to graduation
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5

A grade of “C” or higher is required for required courses in this major to count toward the Bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

General Studies Courses (34 minimum credits)

Written Communication (minimum 6 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Written Communication courses

Oral Communication (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Oral Communication course

Quantitative Literacy (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Quantitative Literacy course

Arts & Humanities (minimum 6 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Arts & Humanities courses

Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Historical course

Natural & Physical Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Natural & Physical Sciences courses

Social & Behavioral Sciences I (minimum 3 semester hours)
-GEG 1000 – World Regional Geography (3 credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences II (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Social & Behavioral Sciences II course

Global Diversity General Studies Requirement (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved Global Diversity course within required General Studies courses

Multicultural Graduation Requirement (0 – 3 credits)
-Select any course from Multicultural approved list (may be completed within General Studies courses)

Required Major Courses (60 credits):

  • ACC 1010 Fundamentals of Accounting* 3 credits
  • HTE 1040 Hospitality, Tourism & Event Fundamentals** 3 credits
  • HTE 3250 Managerial Accounting for Hospitality* 3 credits
  • HTE 3550 Human Resources for Hospitality* 3 credits
  • HTE 3570 Marketing for Hospitality* 3 credits
  • HTE 3580 Legal Aspects of Hospitality* 3 credits
  • HTE 4750 Hospitality Leadership* 3 credits
  • HTE 4800 Hospitality Strategic Management * 3 credits
  • MKT 3250 Personal Selling* 3 credits
  • TTM 1000 Travel & Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 1800 Tourism Technology 3 credits
  • TTM 3200 Itinerary Design 3 credits

*Course requires prerequisite(s)
**Course must be taken within first 12 credit hours of entering HTL program

Total: 36 credits

Senior Experience

  • TTM 4800 Inbound Tourism 3 credits

Travel & Tourism Degree Concentration Requirement

Select one of the following two concentrations:

Leisure Tourism

  • TTM 3000 Sustainable Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 3800 Cruise Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 4100 Adventure Travel 3 credits
  • TTM 4200 Ecotourism 3 credits

Corporate Travel

  • ECO 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
  • PHI 3360 Business Ethics 3 credits
  • MGT 3820 International Business 3 credits
  • TTM 3400 Corporate Travel 3 credits

Download the course descriptions.


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