Tourism Development and Management (Minor)

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According to the World Tourism Organization and the World Travel and Tourism Council, the travel and tourism industry is the largest industry and employer in the world. It is the third-largest industry in the United States and ranks as the second-largest industry in Arizona.

The minor program in tourism development and management provides students with the planning and development skills needed to enter the largest industry in the world. Exposure to the businesses of sustainable tourism, heritage tourism and meeting and convention planning prepares students for successful careers in the fast-growing travel and tourism industry.

The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines as business, communication and many others find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program. Having completed the minor program in tourism development and management, a student also may complete a certificate in convention sales and meeting planning:

Students also may choose to participate in a study abroad program.

At A Glance

Tourism Development and Management (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The tourism development and management minor requires 15 credit hours: six credit hours of required core courses and nine credit hours of elective courses.
Required Core Courses -- 6 credit hours
Elective Courses (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
1. 15 hours of graded classroom course work (no internship, no independent study)
2. minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) required for all courses in the minor
3. students should be a junior 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)

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. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.