Bachelor of Travel and Tourism (BA)

Bachelor of Travel and Tourism (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies

The Bachelor of American History (BA) program objective is to provide students with a rich and complex understanding of U.S. history, society and cultures of the past and present; focusing on literature, social science or history. The degree prepares students for opportunities in business, politics, law, education, government, journalism and other related careers. The Bachelor of American History (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience (CSUNY) staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of American History (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.

It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of (CSUNY)’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as (CSUNY) programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at (CSUNY)? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Travel and Tourism:

Tourism Economics
Travel and Tourism Legislation
Travel and Tourism English
Tourism Marketing
Tourism Development Planning
Tourism and Environment
Airlines Ticketing and Fares Construction
Travel Trade Operations & Management
Foreign Language
Tourism Measurement
Organizational Behavior
Accountancy & Financial Management
Mathematics & Basic Statistics
Tourism Geography
Computer Applications in Tourism
Industrial Practice


Orientation Courses:

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Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Travel and Tourism:

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Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Travel and Tourism graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Employment Opportunities for Travel and Tourism

Amusement and recreation attendant
Cruise ship director
Gaming dealers
Information clerk
Recreation worker
Tour and travel guide

Skills for Success

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It helps if individuals are well-organized, accurate, and detail-oriented in order to compile information from various sources and to plan and organize travel itineraries. Individuals also must be professional and courteous when dealing with travel representatives and clients. Other desirable qualifications include good writing and interpersonal skills and sales abilities. Personal travel experience is an asset because knowledge about a city or foreign country often helps influence a client’s travel plans. Business experience or training increasingly is important because individuals need to know how to run a business profitably. As the Internet has become an important tool for making travel arrangements, more companies use websites to provide their services to clients. This trend has increased the importance of computer skills in this occupation.

Professional Associations

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Airports Council International (ACI)
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME)
World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

Resources and Tools

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