Dec 01, 2023
The Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management, Leisure Tourism Minor, Corporate Travel Minor, Travel Consultant Ce1tificate, and Corporate Travel Certificate are programs designed for professionals wishing to seek a career in the largest industry and the largest employer in the world and the second largest employer in Colorado: the Travel and Tourism Industry. The degree, minor, and certificate programs provide two distinct, yet related concentrations of study in leisure tourism or corporate travel.
Graduates of the degree, minor, and certificate programs will be able to:
- Acquire the skills needed for a career in the travel and tourism industry.
- Gain knowledge on the latest trends in the travel and tourism industry.
- Work in a variety of settings with diverse people from all walks of life.
- Pursue graduate education in the field of travel and tourism.
To be awarded a TTM degree a student must complete all of the following:
- All departmental requirements as outlined below.
- 33 minimum credit hours of General Studies course requirements.
- 3 credit hours of the Multicultural graduation requirement (may be taken within General Studies).
- 36 credit hours of Major Core requirements.
- 12 credit hours of Leisure Tourism Concentration or 12 credit hours of Corporate Travel Concentration.
- 9 hours of additional credits chosen from any HTE department courses (BVG, EVT, HTE, HTL, RST, TTM, or UA)
- Additional elective credit hours to achieve a required total of 120 credit hours for graduation.
- Declare the Travel and Tourism Management Major.
- Present verification of 600 clock hours of on-the-job experience in the TTM major prior to graduation. These hours may be secured through paid job experience, verified volunteer experience, cooperative education, internships or a combination of the four.
- Present a valid Adult CPR and First-Aid certification prior to graduation.
- Maintain a grade point average of 2.5.
A grade of “C” or better is required for courses in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs throughout the university may have different minimum passing grade requirements.
General Studies Course Requirements
Written Communication (minimum 6 semester hours)
- Select any approved General Studies Written Communication courses
Oral Communication (minimum 3 semester hours)
- Select any approved Oral Communication course
Quantitative Literacy (minimum 3 semester hours)
- Select any approved Quantitative Literacy course
Arts and Humanities (minimum 6 semester hours)
- Select any approved General Studies Arts and Humanities courses
Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)
- Select any approved General Studies Historical course
Natural and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)
- Select any approved General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences I (minimum 3 semester hours)
Social and Behavioral Sciences II (minimum 3 semester hours)
- Select any approved General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences II course
Global Diversity Graduation Requirement (0 semester hours)
- Select any approved Global Diversity course within required General Studies courses
General Studies Total Credit Hours: 33 credits (minimum)
Travel and Tourism Major Required Courses
Senior Experience Graduation Requirement
Multicultural Graduation Requirement
- Select and course from Multicultural approved list
Travel and Tourism Degree Concentration Requirement
Select one of the following two concentrations:
Program Total Credits
General Studies: 33 credits (minimum)
Major Required: 36 credits
Senior Experience: 3 credits
Multicultural: 0-3 credits (may be taken within General Studies coursework)
Chosen Concentration: 12 credits
Additional HTE courses: 9 credits
Electives: Additional credits required to equal 120 minimum for graduation
Total: minimum 120 credit hours