B.A. in Geography: Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies Concentration

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Program Description

The Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Geography degree builds skills and knowledge relevant to careers in the tourism, hospitality and event planning industries. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
GEO 150  Introduction to Tourism Studies 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 9
   
Second Semester 15
GEO 100  Introduction to Geography 3
GEO 155  Hospitality Industry Operations 3
General Education Courses 9
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
GEO 217  Demographic Analysis 3
GIS 311  Geographic Information Systems 3
Professional Competencies, General Education AND/OR Electives 9
   
Fourth Semester 15
GEO 330  Meetings Expositions Events and Convention Operations 3
Professional Competencies, General Education AND/OR Electives 12
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
GEO 358  Comprehensive Tourism Planning 3
Professional Competencies, General Education AND/OR Electives 12
   
Sixth Semester 15
GEO 352 Hotels, Resorts, Lodging 3
Professional Competencies, General Education AND/OR Electives 12
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
GEO 474  Developing the Master Plan 3
Professional Competencies, General Education AND/OR Electives 12
   
Eighth Semester 15
GEO 351  Research Methods for Tourism Studies 3
GEO 426  Impacts of Tourism 3
Professional Competencies, General Education AND/OR Electives 9
Total 120

Tourism Professional Competencies (9 credits)

  • GEO 205  World Cities Geography of Tourism
  • GEO 220  Geography of North America and Pennsylvania
  • GEO 277  Casinos and Gaming Entertainment
  • GEO 383  Dark Tourism and Extreme Topics
  • REC 165  Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
  • REC 374  Commercial Recreation Management

Program Notes

42 credits of advanced coursework at 300 or 400 level required.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/tourism-studies/index.aspx