Tourism Planning and Development Certificate

Earn a certificate in tourism planning & development

Imagine the places you’ll go with an educational background in tourism planning & development.

In this certificate program, you'll analyze travel trends to better understand the patterns, principles, and management of popular tourist destinations. Depending on your interests, you'll also have opportunities to learn about visitor behavior, sports tourism, cruise line management, and other special topics.

The industry is full of destinations to explore, you’ll discover career opportunities in marketing organizations and at tourist attractions, travel businesses, and tourist leisure services.


  • The certificate in tourism planning & development is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major, and can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate's or bachelor's degree.
  • In order to enroll in our certificate program, you must be admitted to IUPUI. If you are not currently admitted to IUPUI, you will need to meet the admission requirements established by IUPUI. For more information, visit

Certificate requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 18 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average.


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If you want more information about admission to our programs, visit our undergraduate admissions page.