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Hospitality and Tourism Management Minors

Two minors are available: Adventure Tourism and Hospitality & Tourism Management.

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Available as a minor.

Adventure Tourism Management

Adventure Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. It involves physical participation in activities in unusual, exotic, and wilderness destinations, exploring both external and internal challenges.

The development of the adventure travel industry is paralleled by a growing need for capable adventure tourism managers. Local, national, and international governments, businesses, organizations, and communities require tourism experts to help develop, direct, and promote adventure experiences.


The Adventure Tourism Management Minor is a perfect match for a variety of majors. Students must complete a total of 21 credits as outlined below:

  • Twelve credits of required foundation courses
  • Two credits in Fitness, Skill and Activity (FIT) courses
  • A minimum of seven credits of additional electives

Students are encouraged to consider including at least one field experience course in their program.

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Complement your major with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). It will expand your career opportunities while allowing you to customize a plan centered on a functional interest or an industry area such as:

  • Food and beverage
  • Lodging
  • Meeting and events
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Tourism


Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits with HTM department chair, or assistant chair approval. Please arrange a meeting to establish a minor plan of study.

  • HTM 101 Introduction to HTM
  • Eighteen additional credits in HTM courses

Students minoring in HTM are encouraged to include at least one field experience course.

Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this program study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus and downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

  • Face To Face

For More Information

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