Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality Management

The Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management will allow students across Temple University to enhance their major degrees with exposure to a program that prepares students for success in the hospitality industry as well as the realm of tourism. The Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate integrates foundational business principles, tourism and destination specific knowledge as well as innovative concepts relevant to success within hospitality operations, food and beverage, gaming and event leadership. 

The Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management is open to non-Tourism and Hospitality Management students only. The certificate consists of four courses (12 credits); one required course with three additional courses to be selected from the list of electives.

Declare Your Certificate

Students interested in declaring this certificate in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) can do so in 3 easy steps:

  1. Submit a Change of Program Request form to Ms. Lauren McCulligan, Academic Advisor I in STHM's Center for Student Services (CSS).
  2. The form is reviewed by Ms. McCulligan. If approved, it will be submitted electronically to the Office of the University Registrar (O.U.R). In 3-5 business days, the request will be processed and then visible within Self-Service Banner (Student Information tab).
  3. To seek assistance in monitoring your progress with the certificate declared, students are asked to meet with Ms. McCulligan via Walk-in Hours Advising on Wednesdays, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Students unavailable on Wednesdays or who need to have in-depth conversations can utilize the STHM Academic Advising Appointment System. Meetings should take place from the time of declaration to applying for graduation within their home school/college.

Questions? Contact us at sthmcss@temple.edu or at 215-204-8701.


Students should select courses in consultation with an STHM advisor.

Required Course
THM 2311Global Issues in Travel3
Select 3 of the following:9
Foundations of Event Leadership
Tourism Planning and Development
Hospitality Operations
Food and Beverage Management
Gaming and Casino Management
Total Credit Hours12

(Note: This is designed so that any student doing a Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management would only need to declare and take two additional courses to earn the Minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management.)