Undergraduate Academic Programs


Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management


Undergraduate students in all schools except the College of Arts and Sciences may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/selectMinor.shtml to declare it.  Alternatively, the student may visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may seek advising from the academic advisors for the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Janet Donley, jdonley [at] indiana [dot] edu; and Barbara Grinder, bgrinder [at] indiana [dot] edu.

Ordinarily minors may be discussed and approved during drop-in advising hours. For drop-in advising hours and instructions for making an appointment, if desired, see the SPH Academic Advising website: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/advising/advisors.shtml.

The faculty director for this minor is Dr. Joseph Chen, joechen [at] indiana [dot] edu.


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs outside the tourism, hospitality, and event management major, who wish to add a tourism management specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.
  • a minimum grade of C- is required in each course used in this minor.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management Core Courses (6 cr.)
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-T 201 Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management Industries (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 211 International Tourism (3 cr.)

Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management Elective Courses (9 cr.)
Complete three courses from the following list:

  • SPH-O 412 Ecotourism: Administration and Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 388 (Formerly: SPH-R 412) Marketing Principles for Leisure Services (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 425 Strategic Planning for Recreation, Park, and Tourism Organizations (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 302 Management of Food and Beverage Operations (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 321 Resort Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 333 Festival and Event Tourism (3 cr.)

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