Sustainable Tourism (Minor)

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You can gain an understanding of the current trends and theories behind successful sustainable tourism practices and identify ways in which tourism can contribute to sustainable development. Students from disciplines such as sustainability and business will find this program beneficial.

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.

At A Glance

Sustainable Tourism (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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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 courses in the minor
3. should be a junior or higher to take 400-level courses
4. 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.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in tourism development and management; BS in tourism development and management (sustainable tourism); BS in tourism development and management (resort and hotel leadership); BA in business (tourism); BS in tourism development and management (meeting and events)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor.