In today’s popular travel culture, the need for people who understand and can manage tourism-related recreation and activities is in demand. In fact, it is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world - 1 in 10 jobs worldwide. Cities and towns often focus on developing their infrastructure to make their areas more attractive and accessible for visitors. A minor in travel and tourism from Wayne State College can be an advantage for students in a variety of fields, including those in advertising, journalism, and business. Understanding regional economic development is critical for creating spaces that can be enjoyed by all, while at the same time preserving natural resources.
Required Courses: 21 hours
A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).
- GEO 120 World Regional Geography (3)
- GEO 130 Physical Geography (3)
- GEO 325 Geography of Recreation, Tourism, and Sport (3)
- PED 288 Sport Tourism and Event Management (3)
9 hours from the following:
- GEO 340 Geography of the US and Canada (3)
- GEO 350 Geography of Europe (3)
- GEO 360 Geography of Russia (3)
- GEO 370 Geography of Latin America (3)
- GEO 380 Geography of Asia (3)
- GEO 444 Topics in Geography (3)
- GEO 490 Geography and History of Nebraska (3)
- GEO 497 Internship in Geography (3)