Tourism Concentration

TOURISM Management concentration prepares students for planning, development, operations, and management positions in areas such as travel agencies, tour operators, destination management, adventure travel, corporate meeting planning, conferences, conventions, and trade shows.


To be awarded a degree, students must complete the departmental requirements, 34 hours of General Studies Course Requirements, 3 hours of Multicultural Graduation Requirement, 3 hours of Senior Experience Graduation Requirement, 39 hours of Major Core Requirements, 21 hours of Concentration Requirements, and 20 hours of electives or a minor plus electives.


Departmental Requirements

  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5
  • Present CPR and first-aid certification
  • Present verification of 1,200 clock hours of on-the-job experience in the HTE major. These may be secured through paid job experience, cooperative education, internships or a combination of the three. These hours must contain specific descriptions of the job duties performed.
  • Review a CAPP compliance result with an advisor no later than the third semester of enrollment (second semester for transfer students) in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Events program.

General Studies Course Requirements


Level I - Skills

Freshman Composition (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • ENG 1010 - Freshman Composition: The Essay
  • ENG 1020 - Freshman Composition: Analysis, Research and Documentation

Mathematics (minimum 3 semester hours)

  • MTH XXXX - Select any course from Level I Mathematics approved list

Communications (minimum 3 semester hours)

  • SPE 1010 - Public Speaking

Level II - Content Areas

Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)

  • XXXX - Select any course from Level II History approved list

Arts and Letters (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • XXXX - Select any courses from Level II Arts and Letters approved list

Social Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • XXXX - Select any courses from Level II Social Sciences approved list

Natural Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • NUT 2040 - Introduction to Nutrition*
  • XXXX - Select any course from Level II Natural Science approved list

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.


Multicultural Graduation Requirement

  • XXXX - Select any course from Multicultural approved list

Senior Experience Graduation Requirement

  • HTE 4000 - Hospitality Field Experience I*

OR

  • HTE 4040 - Hospitality Senior Research*

OR

  • HTE 4811 - Managing a Destination*

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.


Major Core Requirements

  • ACC 2010 - Principles of Accounting*
  • HTE 1030 - Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • HTE 1533 - Food Fundamentals
  • HTE 2010 - Event Industry
  • HTE 2015 - Beverage Fundamentals
  • HTE 2860 - Sustainable Tourism
  • HTE 3570 - Hospitality and Tourism Marketing*
  • HTE 3580 - Hospitality and Tourism Law*
  • HTE 4250 - Hospitality for Profit*
  • HTE 4300 - Creative Hospitality Innovations
  • HTE 4650 - Hospitality Human Resources
  • MGT 3000 - Organizational Management*

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.


Tourism Management Concentration

  • GEG 3300 - Land Use, Culture and Conflict*
  • HTE 1811 - Reservation and Destination Resources
  • HTE 3201 - Niche Tourism Markets*
  • HTE 3871 - Cruise Tourism*
  • HTE 4201 - Adventure Travel and Ecotourism*
  • HTE 4211 - Ecotourism Planning*

Select one of these two options:

Cultural Touris Option

  • ANT 1310 - Introduction to Cultural Anthroplogy
  • ANT 3350 - Vanishing Cultures and Peoples*

Nature Tourism Option

  • CET 3320 - Environmental Impact Statements*
  • GEG 1610 - Introduction to Planning

 

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.