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Green LeafThis degree program prepares students to enter diverse professions in hospitality management, tourism management, and events management. Courses and field experiences equip students with knowledge and skills in managing visitor experiences for the benefit of the traveler, host, community and supporting industry. Graduates are employed in commercial, private, and public agencies, within a wide variety of geographic settings. A Tourism and Events Management Minor is available, and has the option of being completed fully online.

This is a Green Leaf Program.


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Banner Code: E1-BS-TEM

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 120

This is a Green Leaf program.

Mason Core

Written Communication6
Oral Communication3
Information Technology3
Quantitative Reasoning:
STAT 250Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core)3
Western Civilization/World History3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Women and Tourism (Mason Core) (recommended course) 1
Global Understanding3
Global Understanding through Travel and Tourism (Mason Core) (recommended course) 1
Natural Science7
Synthesis/Capstone 2
Total Credits37

Professional Sequence

TOUR 110Professionalism and Civility1
TOUR 200Introduction to Tourism Management3
TOUR 214Hospitality Tourism and Events Management Accounting3
TOUR 220Introduction to Event Management3
TOUR 230Introduction to Hospitality Management3
TOUR 241Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Practicum3
TOUR 320Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Information Systems3
TOUR 340Sustainable Tourism3
TOUR 412Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Marketing and Sales3
TOUR 414Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Finance3
TOUR 470Career Preparation1
TOUR 490Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Internship (Mason Core)12
SRST 450Research Methods (Satisfies the university Writing Intensive requirement)3
PRLS 410Administration of SRT Organizations I3
PRLS 460Sport and Recreation Law3
Total Credits50

Concentration in Events Management (EVNM)

Required Courses
TOUR 190Wedding Planning3
TOUR 221Event Implementation and Evaluation3
TOUR 310Food and Beverage Management3
TOUR 313Event Technical Production 3
TOUR 440Meetings and Conventions3
Events Management Concentration Electives9
Select nine credits of any TOUR courses
Total Credits24

Concentration in Hospitality Management (HPTM)

Required Courses
TOUR 301Hotel Management3
TOUR 310Food and Beverage Management3
TOUR 330Resort Management3
TOUR 450Hospitality Human Resources Management3
TOUR 460Hospitality Facilities Operations3
Hospitality Concentration Electives9
Select nine credits of any TOUR courses
Total Credits24

Concentration in Tourism Management (TRSM)

Required Courses
TOUR 430Destination Marketing and Management3
TOUR 410Tourism Economics3
TOUR 420Tourism Planning/Policy3
TOUR 352Heritage and Cultural Tourism3
Niche Tourism
Select one of the following:3
Film and Medical Tourism
Sacred Spaces and Dark Tourism
Wine and Food Tourism
Tourism Concentration Electives
Select nine credits of any TOUR courses9
Total Credits24


Select an additional 9 credits.9
Total Credits9