Tourism Management and Policy, Bachelor of Arts

120 credits

The BA in Tourism Management and Policy will imbue its graduates with the facility to assist others—municipal, state, and federal officials, planners, financial institutions, owners and general managers of accommodations and attractions, consultants, and chambers of commerce—in determining the role of tourism in accomplishing their respective purposes, thereby bringing greater efficiency to large and small tourism and hospitality ventures. Graduates will:
• be skilled at tracking trends within the tourism industry
• be able to convey their perceptions of the industry to others
• have a keen sense of the history of the tourism industry
• be prepared to assist the aforementioned to define their problems and prospects
• establish workable goals and objectives
• identify needs
• determine appropriate courses of action
• communicate these effectively to constituencies.

Tourism Management Policy students are trained to assist others in making adjustments to changes within the tourism industry and society as a whole.

Degree Requirements


TMP 2750 Introduction to Travel and Tourism (GACO) 3
TMP 2850 Tourism/Hospitality Practicum 1
TMP 3000 Topics in Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
TMP 3750 Tourism Marketing Analysis 3
TMP 4000 Tourism Management and Policy Internship 9
TMP 4750 Tourism Planning and Development 3
BU 1500 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO) 3
BU 2450 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 3340 Consumer Behavior 3
BU 3420 Organizational Behavior (DICO) 3
EPL 2100 Community Planning 3
GE 2090 Computer Mapping (TECO) 3
Group A - complete one of the following: 3
AN 2210 Cultural Anthropology (GACO)
GE 2002 Human Geography
SO 2220 Foundations of Sociology (DICO)
Group B - complete two of the following: 6
AN 3900 Applied Anthropology
BU 3370 Branding and Marketing Communication
BU 3600 Corporate Public Relations
BU 4330 Sales Management
CM 3090 Technical Communication (TECO) (WRCO)
CM 4090 Advanced Technical Communication
GE 3270 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GE 4120 Topics in Human Geography
GE 4140 Topics in Geographic Techniques
HI 3340 New Hampshire and New England History (WRCO)
PO 2020 Public Administration (DICO)
SO 3390 Environment and Society (INCO)
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
BU 2240 Business Statistics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
SS 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
INCO Integration Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Foreign Language (GACO) 8
Electives 18-16

The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-8 credits: one year of one language (6-8 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.

TMP 2850 requires a minimum major grade point average of 2.50. TMP 4000 requires a minimum grade point average in all TMP courses of 2.50.

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.