Tourism Management & Policy

Bachelor of Arts

DescriptionDegree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management and Policy (TMP) will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in the growing tourism industry by exploring the relationship among tourism, the natural and human environment, and the economy of locales, regions, and states; and by examining the history and current role of the travel and tourism industry in society, and the challenges facing the industry. Specifically, the program will prepare you to:

  • assist planners, chambers of commerce, state and municipal officials, members of the hospitality industry, and others to bring greater value and efficiency to a broad range of tourism and hospitality ventures;
  • track trends within the tourism industry and disseminate them effectively;
  • help industry professionals identify challenges and prospects, establish goals and objectives, identify needs, determine appropriate courses of action, and communicate effectively to various constituencies.

Degree Requirements (120 credits)


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 4100 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)
TMP 3000 Topics in Hospitality and Tourism Management (second enrollment with a different topic only)
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) 6
Electives 20-18
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-6 credits: one year of one language (6 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 4100 requires a minimum grade point average in all TMP courses of 2.50.

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

Tourism, Environment, and Sustainable Development