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Tourism Studies Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Geography: Tourism Studies Concentration – 120 Credits

Get a description of each of Cal U’s Geography courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

Freshman Year – 31 Credits
CourseCredits

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

GEO 150 Introduction to Tourism

3 crs.

GEO 155 Hospitality Industry Operations3 crs.

GEO 100 Introduction to Geography 

3 crs.

ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
General Education Courses
15 crs.

Sophomore Year – 30 Credits

CourseCredits

GEO 217 Demographic Analysis

3 crs.

GIS 311 Geographic Information Systems

3 crs.

GEO 330 Meetings, Expositions, Events and Convention Operation

3 crs.

General Education, Professional Competencies, Minor OR Elective Courses

21 crs.

Junior Year – 30 Credits

CourseCredits
GEO 358 Comprehensive Tourism Planning3 crs.

Professional Competencies, General Education OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

GEO 352 Hotels, Resorts and Lodging

3 crs.

Electives and/or Internship

12 crs.


Summer Semester Permitted
CourseCredits

General Education, Professional Competencies, Minor OR Elective Courses

Variable crs.

Senior Year
Course30 Credits

GEO 474 Developing the Master Plan

3 crs.

General Education, Professional Competencies, Minor OR Elective Courses

21 crs.

GEO 351 Research Methods for Tourism Studies
3 crs.
GEO 426 Impacts and Sustainability of Tourism
3 crs.