The Sociology of Tourism certificate program provides a solid foundation in the development of core skills in tourism, as well as a focus on applied knowledge in the field of sociology as it relates to tourism. The curriculum builds on providing students with higher-level skills to assume first-line, supervisory and management positions, in the evolving, fast-paced, and rewarding world of the hospitality and tourism industry. Sociology of tourism studies the development of community-based tourism that carries with it a high level of bottom-up community support and participation. Students should consult with an advisor for assistance with certificate planning for specific careers after graduation. This is a certificate program, available to current students, post-baccalaureate students, or anyone in related industries seeking additional skills and training for career advancement. A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the awarded certificate.