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
Literature3
Arts3
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

Electives

Select an additional 9 credits.9
Total Credits9

Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Events Management Sample Plan of Study

The sample plan below is a recommended sequencing of courses based on pre-requisites and scheduling. This may not fit every student's needs and is a guideline, not a requirement. Students should confirm major requirements with their academic advisor and with PatriotWeb Degree Evaluation to ensure they enroll in the proper courses and are on track to graduate.

Concentration in Events Management

(To be supplemented by Mason Core and Electives)

First Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 1101TOUR 2303
TOUR 2003TOUR 1903
TOUR 2203 
 7 6
Second Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 2143TOUR 2413
Events Concentration Elective #13TOUR 3403
TOUR 2213General Elective #13
 9 9
Third Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 3203TOUR 3133
STAT 2503Events Concentration Elective #23
TOUR 3103TOUR 4143
TOUR 4403PRLS 4103
General Elective #23SRST 4503
 15 15
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 4701TOUR 49012
TOUR 4123 
PRLS 4603 
Events Concentration Elective #33 
General Elective #33 
 13 12
Total Credits 86

Detailed four year plans and degree planning checklists can be found at https://advising.gmu.edu/current-student/majors-at-mason/.

Concentration in Hospitality Management

(To be supplemented by Mason Core and Electives)

First Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 1101TOUR 2303
TOUR 2003Hospitality Concentration Elective #13
TOUR 2203 
 7 6
Second Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 2143TOUR 2413
TOUR 3103TOUR 3403
TOUR 3013General Elective #13
 9 9
Third Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
STAT 2503TOUR 4123
TOUR 3203TOUR 4143
TOUR 3303TOUR 4603
Hospitality Concentration Elective #23PRLS 4103
General Elective #23SRST 4503
 15 15
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 4503TOUR 49012
TOUR 4701 
PRLS 4603 
Hospitality Concentration Elective #33 
General Elective #33 
 13 12
Total Credits 86

Detailed four year plans and degree planning checklists can be found at https://advising.gmu.edu/current-student/majors-at-mason/.

Concentration in Tourism Management

(To be supplemented by Mason Core and Electives)

First Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 1101TOUR 2303
TOUR 2003TOUR 3523
TOUR 2203 
 7 6
Second Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 2143TOUR 2413
Tourism Concentration Elective #13TOUR 3403
TOUR 343 or General Elective #13General Elective #1 or TOUR 3423
 9 9
Third Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 3203TOUR 4123
STAT 2503TOUR 4143
TOUR 4103TOUR 4203
Tourism Concentration Elective #23TOUR 4303
General Elective #23SRST 4503
 15 15
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
TOUR 4701TOUR 49012
PRLS 4103 
PRLS 4603 
Tourism Concentration Elective #33 
General Elective #33 
 13 12
Total Credits 86

Detailed four year plans and degree planning checklists can be found at https://advising.gmu.edu/current-student/majors-at-mason/.