BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Tourism Planning and Development Track

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
PLN 100 Understanding Cities
or GRY 100 World Regional Geography
or GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability
3
General Education - Self Understanding 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
or GLG 110 Principles of Geology
4
Total hours16

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLN 371 History and Introduction to Planning 3
General Education - Natural World other than GRY/GLG 4
General Education - Self Understanding 3
Total hours16

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
SOC 302 (or equivalent) Statistics 3
PLN 372 Planning Theory and Ethics 3
GRY 321 Economic Geography 3
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
Total hours16

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PLN 571 Land Use Planning 3
GRY 310 Fundamentals of Tourism 3
GRY 322 Urban Geography 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PLN 367 Planning Methods 3
PLN 300 Graphic Communication for Planners 3
HSP 340 Destination Development 3
General Education - Culture & Society/Hum. Persp. 3
General elective(s) 4
Total hours16

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PLN 576 Site Planning and Design Studio 4
PLN 599 Internship in Community and Regional Planning 1-3
GRY 410 The Geotourism Industry 3
General Education - Self Understanding 3
General elective 3
Total hours14-16

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PLN 570 Planning Law 3
PLN 574 Open Space Planning 3
GRY 510 Applications in Sustainable Geotourism 3
PLN/GRY/GEO/REC/HRA/ECO/HST elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15