Tourism Minor

Total Units Required: 21

The Minor in Tourism prepares students for both business and social aspects of tourism including how tourism affects society and what motivates tourist behavior. Students learn about the broad range of businesses that are part of tourism such as cruise lines, tour operators, resorts, and outdoor recreation. Students may choose elective courses focusing on their area of interest. Study abroad courses may also count toward the minor.

Careers in tourism include management positions in destination marketing organizations, convention and visitor bureaus, hotels and resorts, and commercial recreation and tourism providers (such as outdoor recreations and tours), as well as opportunities as entrepreneurs.

Market booths line streets in downtown Chico outside of the Hotel Diamond during a summer evening.