Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate

Earn a certificate in cultural heritage tourism

Dive into cultural heritage tourism with courses focused on developing a foundational knowledge of the tourism industry. In addition, you’ll expand your knowledge of food and culture, cultural attractions, and cultural travel.

This certificate program prepares you for careers in cultural attractions, art and culture organizations, historic preservation, cultural travel, food, and other cultural tourism interests.

You’ll learn about topics such as tourism principles in other countries, wines of the world, cruise line management, and more.

In three years or fewer, depending on your schedule and courses offered, you can earn this credential. 


  • The certificate in cultural heritage tourism is open to current 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 already be admitted. If you are not currently admitted, you will need to meet the admission requirements. Visit IU Indianapolis admissions to apply.

Certificate requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 18 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Tasting courses require students to be 21 or older.


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