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.

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


  • The certificate in tourism planning & development 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 for more information.

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.


We’re here to provide academic support. Contact the SHHS advising team for answers to all your questions.

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