Tourism and Travel Major

Niagara FallsThe tourism major in the Department of Geography at Western Michigan University is designed for students planning to pursue careers in the tourism industry.

Is the tourism and travel major for you?


Required courses

See the WMU catalog for required courses.

The major is composed of:

  • Three elective courses
  • 20 credit hours of required core courses
  • One of the following:
    • Professional internship
    • Research experience
    • Study abroad experience

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Minor recommendations

Majors should choose a minor in the Haworth College of Business or in the College of Arts and Sciences in the following areas: foreign languages, Spanish, communication, journalism, English (practical writing), geography, history, public history or international studies.

Major form

Meet with your advisor to complete a major form.