School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Courses in Tourism and Events Management (TEM) are designed to provide a variety of management competencies and fieldwork experiences, which lay the foundation for a successful career in the wide and dynamic world of tourism, events, and hospitality.

Degree Requirements

Students pursuing a bachelor of science in Tourism and Events Management must complete a minimum of 120 credits including the Mason Core requirements, TEM professional sequence, TEM elective requirements, and general electives.

Mason Core (37 credits)

  • Written communication (6)
  • Oral communication (3)
  • Information technology (3)
  • Quantitative reasoning (3) Must take STAT 250 or EDRS220
  • Literature (3)
  • Arts (3)
  • Western civilization/World History (3)
  • Social and behavioral science (3) (TOUR 311 recommended)*
  • Global understanding (3) (TOUR 210 recommended)*
  • Natural science (7)
  • Synthesis/Capstone (met by completion of TOUR 490, a program requirement)

TEM Professional Sequence (56 credits)

TEM Electives (18 credits)

Select 6 courses from the following:

General Electives (9 credits)

Select an additional nine credits.

Total: 120 credits


  • *TOUR 210 and TOUR 311 may not be used to satisfy both degree and Mason Core requirements.