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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
  
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin

Tourism Management, B.S.


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Bachelors of Science in Tourism Management is designed to prepare students for managerial positions in the tourism industry, including convention centers, event tourism, destination management organizations, and travel distribution.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to apply business management principles to identify problems and utilize analytical reasoning to formulate local-to-global solutions. 
  • Students should be able to identify, evaluate and explain tourism impacts on the host community and global environment. 
  • Students should be able to examine and apply tourism policy and planning principles to match the needs of diverse stakeholders, destinations and environments. 
  • Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and characteristics of tourism as an academic area of study. 
  • Students should be able to understand the products, processes, structure(s) and interactions in the tourism system. 

Degree Requirements (120 Hours)

  1. Carolina Core Courses
  2. College Required Courses
  3. Related Coursework
  4. Major Coursework
  5. Free Electives

Course Grade Requirements


Students in this major must receive a C or better in the following courses:

Minor Requirements for Tourism Management


Tourism Management majors may pursue a minor in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM as well as any other University program with an approved minor. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.

1. Carolina Core General Education Requirements and General Education Degree Requirements (31 - 43 Hours)


Tourism Management majors must fulfill all Carolina Core general education requirements. The Carolina Core consists of 31 to 43 credit hours of required coursework in ten different areas of study. Students select one or more courses for each learning outcome to satisfy the minimum number or credit hours required. (for additional information and lists of approved courses, please refer to the Carolina Core section of the Bulletin.)

CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 Hours)


SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 Hours)


  • Two approved Carolina Core courses from the natural sciences including one laboratory selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science or Physics

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)


  • College of HRSM students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test or by completing one foreign language course through 110 or 121. See list of approved GFL courses.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding/Social Sciences

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (3 Hours)


INF: Information Literacy


  • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility


  • This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.

4. Major Coursework


Concentration Courses (39 Hours)


    Major Elective Courses (9 Hours)


    Chosen in consultation with advisor; at least 6 hours must be from HRTM courses.

    5. Approved Free Elective Courses (3-11 Hours)


    The Tourism Major Curriculum includes 3 to 11 hours of approved electives depending on how students fulfill the Carolina Core Requirements. Any course in the university can be used to satisfy the elective requirement including additional electives in the major.

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