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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2009/2010)
9.4 Major in Tourism Studies
9.4.1 Admission Modes and Requirements

Direct Entry (for High School Students)

Students may apply for admission into the first year of the Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies program (BA (TS)) directly from high school by indicating this in the appropriate place on their Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission to Memorial University of Newfoundland. Direct entry from high school is subject to the applicant''s final acceptance to the University.

Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students)

  1. Students may apply for admission with Advanced Standing into the BA (TS) program. A student's placement within the program, and requirements needed to complete the program, will be determined on an individual basis at the time of admission. Students applying for admission with advanced standing must complete and submit the Application for Admission to the Chair of the Tourism Studies program. The deadline for submission of applications for consideration of admission is March 1 for Fall admission.

  2. Admission with Advanced Standing is limited and competitive. The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission with advanced standing is overall academic achievement. Selection, therefore, will be based on a student's overall academic performance.

Transfers From Other Post-Secondary Institutions

  1. Students who are transferring from other universities must apply for admission to the University on or before the deadlines specified in the University Diary for the semester in which they intend to begin their program, to allow sufficient time for the evaluation of transfer credits. The acceptance of transfer students into the BA (TS) program is subject to the same conditions outlined under Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students) above.

  2. Subject to item 2. under Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students) above, graduates of a three year community college tourism-related diploma program may also be considered for admission with advanced standing into the BA (TS) program. Specific course requirements will be determined on an individual basis at the time of admission.

Students may apply for admission with Advanced Standing into the BA (TS) program beyond Year 1.

Regulations for a Major in Tourism Studies

The Major consists of a Tourism core which provides a broad appreciation of the implications of tourism activity in the context of social, cultural and physical environments.

The Tourism Studies program requires a total of 120 credit hours.

  1. Students must successfully complete 60 credit hours as follows:

    1. French 1501 and 1502

    2. Economics 2010 and 2020

    3. Business 1000;

    4. three credit hours chosen from Geography 3222, Psychology 2925, Sociology 3040, Statistics 2500, Statistics 2550

    5. Thirty-three credit hours in Tourism consisting of Tourism Studies 1000, 1100, 2000, 2201, 3100, 3240, 3800, 3900, 4010, 3 credit hours from 4900-4910, and 4950.

    6. Three additional credit hours in Tourism Studies electives taken at the 2000 level.

    7. Six additional credit hours in Tourism Studies electives taken at the 3000 or 4000 levels.

  2. A minimum of 24 credit hours in an approved minor concentration area other than that of the Major.

  3. Courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours, other than those required for the core program. Of these courses, not more than 6 credit hours shall be from courses in the Tourism Studies program.