Minor in Tourism & Hospitality Management

The Minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management will allow students across Temple University to enhance their major degrees with additional exposure to a program that prepares students to lead and succeed in one of the world's largest and most exciting industries. The tourism and hospitality management program integrates foundational business principles with innovative concepts related directly to the distinct industry of tourism and hospitality. Temple University's Tourism and Hospitality Management program is one of the most established and distinguished programs of its kind in the country. The required courses serve to provide students an overview of different foundational elements of the industry, while elective courses offer more in-depth exposure of the support segments across a number of sectors within the industry.

The Minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management is open to non-Tourism and Hospitality Management students only. It provides a good foundation for students who wish to apply to STHM’s Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) program. The Minor represents an extension of the Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management, consisting of six courses (18 credits); two required courses with four additional courses to be selected from the list of electives.

Declare Your Minor

Students interested in declaring this minor 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 Courses
THM 2311Global Issues in Travel3
THM 3324Hospitality Operations3
or THM 3322 Destination Management Organizations
Select 4 of the following:12
Foundations of Event Leadership
Tourism Planning and Development
Destination Management Organizations
Hospitality Operations ( if not taken as a required course)
Food and Beverage Management
Gaming and Casino Management
Total Credit Hours18