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  • Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate (IU)
    The Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate offered in the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM) attracts students pursuing career interests in cultural attractions, art and culture organizations, historic preservation, cultural travel, food and culture, and other cultural tourism interests.  In addition to courses offered through TCEM, students can select from a number of related specialty courses from the Museum Studies Program (MSTD) and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to explore the many different perspectives of cultural heritage tourism.

    The Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate may be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate's or bachelor's degree*.  This certificate is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major.  The Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the courses listed below with a passing grade and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

    *If you are a current IUPUI student who wants to pursue the Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate, please complete the TCEM Admission Application at petm.iupui.edu/join_us.  If you are not a current IUPUI student, please visit enroll.iupui.edu to find out how to apply to the Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate program.

    Required Courses (9 credit hours)

    • TCEM-T 107 Tourism Planning and Development (3 cr.)
    • TCEM-T 207 Tourism Policy and Sustainability (P: TCEM-T 107) (3 cr.)
    • TCEM-T 234 Cultural Heritage Tourism (3 cr.)

    Elective Courses--Select 3 (9 credit hours)

    Below are recommended electives based on individual interests.  However, any combination of courses will count toward completion of certificate.

    Food and Culture

    • TCEM-H 218 Wines of the World (3 cr.)
    • TCEM-G 299 Special Topics in Tourism (if applicable) (3 cr.)
    • TCEM-H 408 Food and Wine Pairing (3 cr.)

    Cultural Attractions

    • SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and the Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
    • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
    • HPER-R 423 Visitor Behavior (3 cr.)
    • MSTD-A 101 Understanding Museums (3 cr.)
    • MSTD-A 460 Current Topics:  Cultural Heritage (3 cr.)
    • PHST-P 301 The History of and Contemporary Approaches to Philanthropy (3 cr.)

    Cultural Travel and the World

    • TCEM-T 208 Global Tourism Geography (3 cr.)
    • TCEM-G 309 Cruise Line Management (P: TCEM-T 107) (3 cr.)
    • TCEM-T 382 Travel Trends and Destinations (3 cr.)
    • TCEM-T 483 Ecotourism (3 cr.)

    TOTAL:  18 credit hours