Undergraduate Academic Programs


Event Planning


Students wanting to declare this minor may do so in one of two ways:

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 schedule an appointment with an SPH-B academic advisor.

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This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs other than the those with a major in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. 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.)

Event Planning Core Courses (12 cr.)
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-T 201 Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management Industries (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 311 Convention Management and Meeting Planning (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 323 Festivals and Event Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 345 Special Event Production (3 cr.)

Event Planning Elective Courses (3 cr.)
Complete one course from the following list:

  • MSCH-A 320 Principles of Creative Advertising (3 cr.)
  • MSCH-C 207 Introduction of Media Industry & Management (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 230 Recreational Sport Programming (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 375 Winery and Food Tourism (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 388 (Formerly SPH-R 412) Marketing for Leisure Services (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 410 Event Planning & Program Development (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 414 Legal Aspects of Recreation (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 203 Principles of Lodging Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 211 International Tourism (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 276 Theme Park Leadership Strategies (3 cr.)
  • SPH-T 335 Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (3 cr.)

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