Bachelor of Arts in Geography: Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies Concentration

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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 & 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.