University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (35-36 credits). 

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Foundation Requirements

All students must earn a C- or higher in all courses required in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) curriculum.

STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
STHM 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
STHM 3185Internship I (180 Hours)3
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar3
STHM 4185Internship II (600 Hours)12
Total Credit Hours25

Designated Writing Intensive Courses

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are as follows:

THM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 4398Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management3

Major Requirements 

THM 1311The Business of Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 2311Global Issues in Travel3
THM 2312Tourism and Hospitality Sales3
THM 2313Financial Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3311Organization Management in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3312Strategic Decision Making in Tourism and Hospitality Management3
THM 3314Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 4398Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management3
Total Credit Hours27

Major Electives (12 Credits Required)

Students are required to take 12 Major Elective credits. They may take any 12 credits from the Concentration Requirement courses listed below. If students wish to have a "Concentration" designation on their transcripts, they must take 9 credits from one of the three categories listed below, and "declare" the Concentration. They must then take one additional course to fulfill the 12-credit Major Elective requirement. 

Please note: If a concentration is declared, students must complete three major management electives within it. In addition, students must complete a related Internship II. A fourth major management elective is still required for a total of twelve credits as stated above. Students can choose any additional major management elective to fulfill the fourth requirement.

Optional Tourism and Hospitality Management Concentrations (9 Credits Required) 

Hospitality Operations Concentration Requirements  

Select three of the following:9
THM 3320
Special Topics in Hospitality Management
THM 3324
Hospitality Operations
THM 3325
Food and Beverage Management
THM 3328
Gaming and Casino Management
THM 3329
Revenue Management in Tourism and Hospitality Management
STHM 3425
Event Operations

Destination Management Concentration Requirements  

Select three of the following:9
THM 3321
Tourism Planning and Development
THM 3322
Destination Management Organizations
THM 3327
Advanced Destination Marketing Systems
THM 3330
Special Topics in Destination and Event Management

Event Leadership Concentration Requirements

Select three of the following:9
STHM 2401
Foundations of Event Leadership
STHM 3415
Meetings, Conference, and Convention Management
STHM 3425
Event Operations
STHM 3428
Sponsorship, Fundraising and Ancillary Revenue Sources in Event Management

Fox School of Business & Management Requirements

ACCT 2501Survey of Accounting3
or ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
Total Credit Hours13

These four classes, with the exception of BA 2104, complete the required lower-division courses of the Business Minor.

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Non-Credit Requirements

Industry-Related Experience (Minimum 250 hours of participation required prior to STHM 4112).
Students must join a minimum of two student professional organizations (SPOs). One of the two SPOs s/he joins must be in STHM. Students are expected to be actively involved with his/her SPO.

Free Electives (12 Credits)

Students must take 12 credits of Free Electives. In some cases, this number may vary to meet the 124 credits required for graduation. Students can use these Free Elective credits to take any courses at Temple University. (Please contact the STHM Center for Student Services [CSS] for additional information.) 


Fox School of Business and Management Minors and Certificates

Go to Business Minors and Certificates for details. See Fox School of Business Academic Advisor.