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 https://sph.indiana.edu/academics/public/selectMinor.html 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: https://publichealth.indiana.edu/student-portal/advising/index.html

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, & Event Management Industries (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 203 Principles of Lodging Management (3 cr.) or SPH-T 211 International Tourism (3 cr.)

Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management Elective Courses (9 cr.)
Complete one course from EACH of the following areas:

Event Management (Choose one of the following:)

  • SPH-T 311 Convention & Meeting Planning (3 cr.) (P: SPH-T 201, and declared minor)
  • SPH-T 323 Festival and Event Management (3 cr.) (P: SPH-T 201, and declared minor)
  • SPH-T 345 Special Event Production (3 cr.)

Hospitality Services (Choose one of the following:)

  • SPH-T 302 Management of Food and Beverage Operations (3 cr.) (P: SPH-T 203)
  • SPH-T 321 Resort Management (3 cr.) (P: SPH-T 203, and declared minor)
  • SPH-T 336 Systems Integration (3 cr.) 
  • SPH-T 431 Green Operations in Hospitality Services (3 cr.) (P: SPH-T 203, junior standing)

Global Tourism (Choose one of the following:)

  • SPH-T 301 Sustainable Tourism (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 375 Wine Tourism (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 389 Global Destination Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 418 Public Health in Global Travel & Tourism (3 cr.)

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