School of Tourism and Hospitality
Affiliated with the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management
Jeffrey W. Montague, Director of Undergraduate Programs
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is fully accredited by both the National Recreation and Park Association and the North American Society for Sport Management.
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) Majors Club is designed to expose Sport and Recreation Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management majors to the professional realm through participation in career fairs, networking, and familiarity with available resources. The STHM Majors Club strives to create a learning environment which fosters collegiality and a sense of community. Membership is open to all undergraduate School of Tourism and Hospitality Management majors.
ADMISSION FOR NEW STUDENTS TO TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
If you are applying for admission to Temple University as a freshman or transfer student, and you wish to major in Sport and Recreation Management or Tourism and Hospitality Management, you should designate the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Code 023) on your application. All students are admitted initially into the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and will receive undeclared status. After one year of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management core courses and careful career/academic advice from the Director of Undergraduate Programs, students will be eligible to declare their specific major.
PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM OF STUDY
The information in the following sections is designed to provide you with guidance in planning your program of study. The requirements, electives, and sequences are detailed. Courses are scheduled for students to follow the planned sequence. If you do not follow your program as designed, you may face conflicts that will necessitate taking an additional semester or two to complete your requirements. The information contained here should answer a number of your questions on procedures.
Ideally, you should enter the program as a freshman or a sophomore so your professional work can be spread over three to four years. It is possible, however, to enter the program as late as the beginning of your junior year, but this will result in a full and inflexible schedule and will require your enrolling in summer sessions and/or additional semesters. If you enter this program at the beginning of your junior year or later, you must understand that your degree requirements may not be met within the traditional eight semesters. When you first meet with your new academic adviser, you should plan how long it will take to complete your degree requirements.
Mr. Jeffrey W. Montague, the Director of Undergraduate Programs, is located
in 103 Pearson Hall, 215-204-8701, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
As in any degree program, students in both Sport and Recreation Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management must complete University requirements as well as major requirements. All new students should review the sections in this Bulletin pertaining to:
2. placement tests, found in the Academic Policies and Regulations section;
3. University core requirements, found in the Core Curriculum section.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
The undergraduate majors in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management are designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the leisure-service field. The focus of the undergraduate programs is to provide a broad educational foundation and to prepare students for entry into the sport and recreation management, leisure service, or tourism and hospitality occupations at the professional level.
The Sport and Recreation Management program prepares students interested in sport and recreation careers in the private/commercial sector, public recreation and park agencies, voluntary agencies, campus services, armed forces, and corporate/industrial settings. The Tourism and Hospitality Management program prepares students for entry-level to mid-level positions in tourism, hospitality, and commercial recreation. The program prepares students to work in convention and visitors' bureaus, conference centers, resorts, casinos, hotels, theme parks, theaters, and clubs throughout the United States. Both programs consist of coursework in the University Core Curriculum, School major course requirements, supplemental electives from related disciplines, and two supervised field experiences.
University Core Curriculum
Sport and Recreation Management Core
Tourism and Hospitality Management Core
Total number of semester hours needed to graduate: 128
Applied Field Experiences
The supervised field experience requirement consists of two separate assignments. The first, three semester hours scheduled during the junior year, is a face-to-face leadership assignment in an approved sport, recreation, tourism, or hospitality setting. The second field experience, 15 semesters hours scheduled during the senior year, involves the students in all aspects of professional responsibility in an approved setting, based upon the studentís preference and professional goals. Prerequisite to the senior internship is completion of all other degree requirements, an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher, a School GPA of 2.5 or higher, CPR and First Aid certification, no grades of "I" or "NR" on the studentís transcript, plus a requirement that students verify at least 250 hours of paid or volunteer experience in a field-related setting. These hours are not supervised by the faculty, but must be verified by agency personnel.
With a few adjustments in course selection, the Sport and Recreation Management major and/or the Tourism and Hospitality Management major may earn a minor in Business from the Fox School of Business and Management. (See your adviser for details.)
Components of STHM.
Elizabeth H. Barber, Academic Director, Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Delores M. Andy, Ed.M., Temple University.