University Studies - BS, Tourism and Coastal Community Development Concentration

The Department of Liberal Studies offers a University Studies degree with a concentration in Tourism and Coastal Community Development.  

The Tourism and Coastal Community Development (TCCD) concentration transforms Texas A&M University Galveston campus students into a new class of professionals with the knowledge and skills to help coastal communities progress, while maintaining sound ecological and environmental practices.  Such thinking involves an interdisciplinary approach that engenders creative and critical thinking about such issues as maritime public policy, communication, marine science, sociology, and ecology.    

Students selecting the TCCD concentration graduate from Texas A&M University Galveston campus with a Bachelor of Science in University Studies, with the capability to guide industry and community toward a path that is both sustainable and economically beneficial.

The goal of the TCCD concentration is to instill a host of skills important to gaining meaningful careers in the growing fields of tourism and community affairs.  TCCD career opportunities include:

  •          Ecotourism
  •          Coastal community planning and development
  •          Environmental policy and legislative affairs
  •          Sports tourism
  •          Convention and tourism offices
  •          Hospitality industry liaison
  •          Tourism sociological impact researcher
  •          Ecological economics
  •          NGOs and international social justice legal centers
  •          Congressional and legislative assistant
  •          And, many others
RPTS 302Application of Tourism Principles3
RPTS 426Tourism Impacts3
SOCI 205Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 320Demographic Methods3
SOCI 404/RPTS 404Sociology of the Community3
Concentration Electives 19
University and College Requirements
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
COMM 203Public Speaking3
Mathematics6
Life and physical sciences9
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture3
Social and behavioral sciences3
American history6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
General electives 218-24
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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Select from COMM 365/JOUR 365; ECON 202; MARS 280, MARS 423; MAST 425MAST 484, PHIL 314; POLS 232, POLS 340; RPTS 331, RPTS 340, RPTS 360, RPTS 423; SOCI 312, SOCI 328SOCI 484.

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Hours must be in 100-499 courses not used elsewhere.