Bachelor of Science in Tourism & Hospitality Management

Jeremy S. Jordan, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean
215-204-3811
jsjordan@temple.edu

Heather A. Blackburn, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean
215-204-4503
heather.blackburn@temple.edu 

Xiang (Robert) Li, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
215-204-8784
robertli@temple.edu

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 for careers in tourism and destination management, hospitality operations, food and beverage, gaming and event leadership and other professional opportunities in the experience economy.

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 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
STHM 3185Internship I (180 Hours)3
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar3
STHM 4185Internship II (600 Hours) 16-12
Total Credit Hours19-25

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:

THM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 4398Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management3

Major Requirements 

THM 1311The Business of Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 2311Global Issues in Travel3
THM 2312Tourism and Hospitality Sales3
THM 2313Financial Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3311Organization Management in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3312Strategic Decision Making in Tourism and Hospitality Management3
THM 3314Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 4398Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management3
Total Credit Hours27

Major Management Electives (12 Credits Required)

All students are required to take a minimum of 12 Major Management Elective (MME) credits in STHM or THM subject codes. As part of the 12 credit MME requirement, students may opt to earn a concentration from the offerings below. To have a Concentration designation on a transcript, students must declare the concentration through the STHM Center for Student Services (CSS) process and follow the requirements below.

Two concentrations, Hospitality Operations and Destination Management, require 9 credits of specified coursework with one additional MME course of the students choosing, for a total of 12 credits. The Event Management concentration requires all four courses/12 credits specified with no elective options.

Note: If students select the six-credit option for senior internship, STHM 4185 Internship II, then they must take an additional six credits of major coursework at the 3000 level or above or repeat STHM 4185 for an additional six credits (CSS and Center for Industry Engagement approvals required).

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
Event and Entertainment Operations

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 Management Concentration Requirements

STHM 2401Foundations of Event and Entertainment Management3
STHM 3425Event and Entertainment Operations3
STHM 3428Event and Entertainment Revenues3
STHM 4415The Event Experience3

Fox School of Business & Management Requirements

ACCT 2501Survey of Accounting3
or ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting
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

Industry-Related Experience (Minimum 250 hours of participation required prior to STHM 4112).
Students are encouraged to join an STHM student professional organization (SPO) and maintain active membership.

Free Electives (12 Credits)

Students must take 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.)

Options

Fox School of Business and Management Minors and Certificates

Go to Business Minors and Certificates for details. See Fox School of Business Academic Advisor. 

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
THM 1311The Business of Tourism and Hospitality3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
THM 2311Global Issues in Travel3
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Accounting 
Financial Accounting 
GenEd Breadth Course13
STHM 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
THM 2312Tourism and Hospitality Sales3
THM 2313Financial Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM Major Management Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 13
 Term Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall
STHM 3185Internship I3
THM 3311Organization Management in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality [WI]3
Free Elective 23
Free Elective 313
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
THM 3312Strategic Decision Making in Tourism and Hospitality Management3
THM 3314Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM Major Management Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 43
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar3
THM 4398Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management [WI]3
THM Major Management Elective 3
THM Major Management Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STHM 4185Internship II26-12
GenEd Breadth Course3
THM Major Management Elective3-0
THM Major Management Elective3-0
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124