Tourism and Coastal Community Development, University Studies B.S.

This concentration transforms TAMUG students into a new class of professionals with the knowledge and skills to help coastal communities progress, while maintaining sound ecological and environmental practices. TCCD graduates receive their B.S. in university studies, with the capability to guide coastal industry and communities toward a path that is both sustainable and economically beneficial.

Tourism and Coastal Community Development Degree    

The demand for continued growth and economic viability in coastal communities is stronger in ever, especially in the face of rapidly evolving technology and industry. In order to not get left behind, coastal communities are seeking graduates with the knowledge and skills this degree imparts. Our students are further benefitted by being located in the thriving coastal community and port city of Galveston, which has recovered well from numerous ecological and economic set-backs.

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Tourism and Coastal Community Development Classes

Major Core Classes (Required)

RPTS 302 Application of Tourism Principles
RPTS 426 Tourism Impacts
SOCI 205 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 320 Demographic Methods
SOCI 404/RPTS 404 Sociology of the Community

Directed Electives (Must choose three)

COMM 365/JOUR 365 International Communication
COMM 449 Activism and Communication
ECON 202 Principles of Economics
MARS 280 Coastal and Ocean Resources
MARS 423 Ecological Economics
MAST 425 Thesis and Technical Writing
MAST 484 Undergraduate Internship
PHIL 314 Environmental Ethics
POLS 232 Introduction to Public Policy
POLS 340 Introduction to Public Administration
RPTS 331 Tourism Marketing
RPTS 340 Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Diverse Populations
RPTS 360 Ecotourism: Principles and Practices
RPTS 423 Tourism Management
SOCI 312 Population and Society
SOCI 328 Environmental Sociology
SOCI 484 Field Practicum

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Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

The unique flexibility of courses and the unparalleled access to top quality professors, laboratories, and the sea puts our students in a great position to succeed in any number of paths.

Career Paths

Higher Education
Secondary Education

Hiring Agencies

Tourism groups
Cruise lines
State and Federal agencies
City Governments        
Private industry

Salary Ranges

Tourism Executive:  $50,000 on average
Cruise Line Marketing Manager: $90,000 on average
Community Manager:  $53,978 on average
College Professor: $69,911 on average.

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At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking.

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