Sustainable Tourism (Minor)

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As sustainability expands in popularity as a discipline, students are looking to find ways to better understand how they can apply the principles of sustainability to specific areas of interest. A minor in sustainable tourism allows students from any major to learn the basic concepts and theories of tourism development and management. This program helps students identify ways in which tourism can contribute to sustainable development, locally and globally.

The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines as sustainability, business and many others find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program. Students may also choose to complete a study abroad program.

Program Offered

Sustainable Tourism (Minor)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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Program Requirements

The minor requires a total of 15 credit hours, 12 credit hours of required courses and one three-credit hour course from the list of electives.
Required Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
Elective Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
1. 15 hours of graded classroom course work (no internship, no independent study)
2. minimum "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade required for all classes in the minor
3. minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the minor; a major other than tourism development and management
4. should be a junior or higher to take 400-level courses
5. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.