Tourism Planning and Development Track

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Helping others see the world

Our tourism planning and development program is designed to give you the understanding and experience needed to begin your career in the travel industry.

You will learn:

  • Principles of tourism
  • Destination development
  • Economics
  • Trip planning

You will also have access to internships and real-world experience that will prepare you for your career.

Degree options

What can I do with this degree?

A degree in tourism planning and development is a degree that can help you find your niche in any of the following career fields:


Historic preservation

Historical consultation

Public administration


Travel planning

Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities.