Bowling Green State University's Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management (THEM) program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). This major involves a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that critically examines the tourism, hospitality, & event management culture. Our commitment is to make positive changes in the way tourism, hospitality, & event management services are managed.
The major involves two components: 1) core courses taken by all Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management majors; and 2) areas of concentrations (recommended minors) which provide opportunities for students to focus on a particular career interest.
Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management Core Courses
- THEM 1900 Recreation Leadership
- THEM 2100 Major Concepts in Recreation
- THEM 2150 Intro to Tourism & Event Planning Event & Program Planning in Tourism
- THEM 3250 Convention, Meeting, and Resort Administration OR THEM 3840 Organization & Administration of Leisure
- THEM 3860 Internship Preparation
- THEM 3870 Practicum
- THEM 4150 Evaluation & Assessment
- THEM 4830 Recreation Areas & Facilities
- THEM 4840 Contemporary Issues in Tourism
- THEM 4870 Practicum
- THEM 4880 Internship
Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management Interdisciplinary Core Courses
- THEM 2600 Leisure Services Older Adult
- THEM 3850 Recreation Programming
- LEGS 4500 Hospitality Law OR SM 3900 Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation
- MGMT 3050 Principles of Marketing
- CS 1000 Computer Basics OR MIS 2000 Management Information Systems
- ECON 2000 OR 2020 OR 2030
Note: If, after completion of THEM requirements and the minor requirements a student has not met the 122 required hours, they must meet with their academic advisor to determine appropriate classes to reach the required 122 hours.