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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tourism And Travel Major (32 hours)

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The Tourism major is designed for students planning to pursue careers in the tourism industry. Application is required for acceptance to the major. An application form is available from the Tourism Adviser, Department of Geography, Mailstop 5424, Wood Hall, Western Michigan University, 1903 W. Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. The major is composed of 19 credit hours of required core courses; at least 3 elective courses; and one of the following: a professional internship, a research experience, or a study abroad experience.

Electives (3 to 4 courses)

You may enroll for up to two regional geography courses. Select additional elective courses to complete the major from the list below. Other elective courses may be permissable with the consent of the undergraduate advisor. Consult with the undergraduate advisor about your plan.

Non-Classroom Experience

You must enroll in one of the following non-classroom experiences.


The following minors are recommended to accompany the major concentration in Tourism and Travel: one Foreign Language, Communication, Journalism, English (Practical Writing), History, Public History, Global and International Studies, Marketing, Advertising, Real Estate, or General Business.

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