College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2021-2022

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Tourism and Leisure Planning, Minor

In this minor, students explore the relationships between tourism behavior, leisure services, and the facilities/infrastructure needed to support them. Topics include ecotourism and planning for sustainable tourism.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Tourism and Leisure Planning?

This minor includes courses that integrate an education in tourism development, community planning, and parks and recreation management. Tourism is now the world's largest industry, and many graduates will find rewarding careers in the areas of tourism, leisure, and recreation. This minor will enhance a number of university majors, especially those related to economics, marketing, environmental sciences, business fields, and hotel and restaurant management.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA C


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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