Bachelor of Science in Tourism & Hospitality Management

R. Aubrey Kent, Senior Associate Dean
215-204-6294
aubkent@temple.edu

Heather A. Blackburn, Assistant Dean
215-204-6297
heather.blackburn@temple.edu 

Ceridwyn King, Chair of Tourism and Hospitality Management Department
215-204-8730
ceridwyn.king@temple.edu

Tourism and Hospitality Management Program

The Tourism and Hospitality Management program prepares students for entry-level to mid-level positions in tourism, hospitality, and event management. The program prepares students to work in convention and visitors’ bureaus, destination management organizations, conference centers, resorts, casinos, hotels, theme parks, theaters, and clubs.

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (35-36 credits). 

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Foundation Requirements

All students must earn a C- or higher in all courses required in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) curriculum.

STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
STHM 3185Internship I (180 Hours)3
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar (Capstone course)3
STHM 4185Internship II (600 Hours)12
Total Credit Hours24

Designated Writing Intensive Courses

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are as follows:

STHM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality3
Select one of the following:3
Hospitality Management Systems
Designing Tourism Experience

Major Requirements 

STHM 1311The Business of Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM 2311Global Issues in Tourism and Hospitality Management3
STHM 3311Organization Management in Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM 3312Strategic Decision Making in Tourism and Hospitality Management3
STHM 3313Financial Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM 3315Tourism and Hospitality Sales3
STHM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM 4312Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
Select one of the following Capstone courses depending on Concentration:3
Hospitality Management Systems
Designing Tourism Experience
Total Credit Hours27

Major Electives (12 Credits Required) 

Students are required to take 12 Major Elective credits. They may take any 12 credits from the Concentration Requirement courses listed below. If students wish to have a "Concentration" designation on their transcripts, they must take 9 credits from one of the three categories listed below, and "declare" the Concentration. They must then take one additional course to fulfill the 12-credit Major Elective requirement. 

Please note: If a concentration is declared, students must complete three major management electives within it. In addition, students must complete a related capstone and Internship II. A fourth major management elective is still required for a total of twelve credits as stated above. Students can choose any additional major management elective to fulfill the fourth requirement.

Optional Tourism and Hospitality Management Concentrations (9 Credits Required) 

Hospitality Operations Concentration Requirements  

Select three of the following:9
Special Topics in Hospitality Management
Hospitality Operations
Food and Beverage Management
Gaming and Casino Management
Revenue Management in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Sustainable Event Management

Destination Management Concentration Requirements  

Select three of the following:9
Tourism Planning and Development
Destination Management Organizations
Advanced Destination Marketing Systems
Special Topics in Destination and Event Management

Event Leadership Concentration Requirements

Select three of the following:9
Foundations of Event Leadership
Meetings, Conference, and Convention Management
Sustainable Event Management
Event Marketing and Sponsorship

Fox School of Business & Management Requirements

ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
Total Credit Hours13

These four classes, with the exception of BA 2104, complete the required lower-division courses of the Business Minor.

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Non-Credit Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen, entering as part of the fall 2017 cohort, must complete 250 Industry-Related Hours by the time s/he enters STHM 4112 Senior Professional Development Seminar. A minimum of four (4) experiences must be completed.
  • Incoming transfer students, entering as part of the fall 2017 cohort, with less than 60 credits must complete a minimum of 250 Industry-Related Hours. A minimum of four (4) experiences must be completed.
  • Incoming transfer students, entering as part of the fall 2017 cohort, with more than 60 credits must complete a minimum of 150 Industry-Related Hours. A minimum of four (4) experiences must be completed.
  • Students must join a minimum of two student professional organizations (SPO). One of the two SPO's s/he joins must be in STHM. Students are expected to be actively involved with his/her SPO. Students are audited upon entry into STHM 4112 Senior Professional Development Seminar.

Free Electives (12 Credits)

Students must take at least 12 credits of Free Electives. In some cases, this number may vary to meet the 124 credits required for graduation. Students can use these Free Elective credits to take any courses at Temple University. (Please contact the STHM Center for Student Services [CSS] for additional information.) 

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Suggested Academic Plan

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STHM 1311The Business of Tourism and Hospitality3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
Free Elective 13
GenEd Breadth Course13-4
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STHM 2311Global Issues in Tourism and Hospitality Management3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
STHM 3185Internship I3
STHM 3311Organization Management in Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM 3312Strategic Decision Making in Tourism and Hospitality Management3
STHM 3315Tourism and Hospitality Sales3
Free Elective 23
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STHM 3313Financial Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality [WI]3
STHM Major Elective 13
STHM Major Elective 23
Free Elective 33
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar3
STHM 4312Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM Major Elective 33
STHM Major Elective 43
Select one of the following Capstone courses:3
Hospitality Management Systems [WI] 
Designing Tourism Experience [WI] 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STHM 4185Internship II12
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124
1

If a student takes a 3-credit GenEd Arts course, s/he will be 1-credit short of the 124 total needed to graduate. This means that 1-credit will be added to the Free Elective credit total.