Program Map

First year

  Get the courses you need
  • First-year introductory studies include general tourism, business, accounting, marketing and human resources management.
  • Core courses: CMNS 1810, MATH 1110, ACCT 1000, JOUR 2060; TMGT 1110, 1160, 1140, 1150 or MKTG 2430, TMGT 2060. Add one elective course from any discipline.
  Get relevant experience and connect with the community
  • Join and volunteer for clubs at TRU, such as TRUSU Enactus Club, PCMA Club and AdventureU Club, Tourism Club.
  • Join SL sessions to get help with ACCT and ECON, Math Help Centre.
  • TRU Library for research guides and resources.
  Get thinking globally
  • Gain international experience with the Study Abroad program.
  • Experience the world, discover new cultures, languages and history, all while furthering your education.
  Prepare for life after graduation
  • Visit Career Connections Centre to develop your resume, cover letter and interview skills.
  • Meet with career advisors to get assistance with career development path

Second year

  Get the courses you need
  • Second-year classes cover more foundational courses of tourism and business courses such as economics and finance.
  • Take ECON 1220, 2220, TMGT 2010, 2250, 2610, GEOG 2700 (only in fall) or STAT 1200. Choose one from EVNT 2190, 2250 or HMGT 2120. Add three electives from any discipline.
  • Note: enrol in CO-OP 1000 (mandatory) to be accepted into the co-op program.
  Get relevant experience and connect with the community
  • Meet potential employers through seminars, workshops, job fairs and career mentoring events on campus.
  • Co-operative opportunities can enhance your education and provide career-related work experience. Career Connections has more details.
  Get thinking globally
  • Attend Study Abroad info sessions and learn how to apply for exchanges, field schools and internships in different countries.
  • The Study Abroad Ambassadors will guide you through the process.
  Prepare for life after graduation
  • Create and develop a LinkedIn profile to connect with employers and alumni.
  • Network at job fairs and career events by gathering business cards for follow-up meetings.
  • Conduct informational interviews with people in your field of interest.

Third and fourth year

  Get the courses you need
  • Take core courses: ADVG 3200, CMNS 3020, TMGT 3020, TMGT 3050, TMGT 3030 or ADVG 4010, TMGT 4080.
  • Select any 15 credits from ADVG, EVNT, HMGT and TMGT at the 3000 and 4000 level.
  • Take a course in culture and place, global perspectives and designing experiences.
  • Choose any 12 credits from elective courses along with three credits course in upper levels.
  • Capstone course: TMGT 4020 - students research and create a professional presentation with their knowledge about the tourism industry.
  Get relevant experience and connect with the community
  • Get paid for co-op jobs while earning three credits. Summer jobs and internship opportunities are available during on-campus recruiting events.
  • Engage with alumni working in related fields through LinkedIn and other networking events.
  • Grow your network by taking part in study cases and attending conferences.
  Get thinking globally
  • Participate in Study Abroad, regional or national conference opportunities.
  • Develop intercultural competence by taking part in IDay's events. Connect with international students to understand cultural differences and global community.
  • Apply for the Global Competency Certificate to earn knowledge, skills and attitudes of a global citizen, learn about global sensitivities, global perspective and global insight.
  Prepare for life after graduation
  • Bridge the gap from your education to your dream job by researching the requirements and qualifications necessary to obtain a desired role.
  • With help from the Career Centre, learn how to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.
  • Note: students must obtain 500 hours of relevant work experience prior to graduation; students can complete that on their own or via the co-op work terms.

After graduation

  Careers of interest
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Culinary Campus Manager
  • Director of Brand Strategy
  • Director of Operations
  • Event and Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Front Desk Clerk/Receptionist
  • Guest Services Manager
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Lodge Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Manager for Tourism
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Production and Communications Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations (Hospitality)
  • Recreation Program Coordinator
  • Research Analyst
  • Resort Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sales and Catering Coordinator
  • Wedding Coordinator