2024-2025 College Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Tourism, AS-LAS for Transfer to ATU BS in Tourism

About This Degree

Start Here / Finish There

NPC Faculty Mentor: Eve Victory (Eve.Victory@np.edu) 501.760.4277

  • This curriculum is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (AS-LAS) degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to the Arkansas Tech University (ATU) to complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

ATU Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional ATU admission requirements for this program:

  • The student will have earned the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (AS-LAS) at NPC with a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (remedial course grades will not be computed in the cumulative GPA for purposes of admission to ATU).
  • A grade of “C” or better is required for prior coursework that will be used to meet ATU’s general education mathematics requirement and to satisfy transfer of Composition I and II.
  • ATU will accept grades of “D” for transfer; however, if the ATU course description requires a grade of “C” or better, the student may be required to repeat that specific course.

ATU Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

General Education Core - 35 Credit Hours

63 Credit Hours

* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Remaining Courses to be Completed at ATU - Tourism - Event Management: 60 Credit Hours

Tourism Core Requirements (44 credit hours)

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
RP 1013 Principles of Tourism 3
RP 2003 Event and Experience Management 3
RP 2112 Introduction to Professional Practice 2
RP 2113 Global Perspectives in Tourism 3
RP 2063 Guest Relations 3
RP 2033 Experience Industry Leadership 3
RP 3113 Talent Acquisition Management 3
RP 3043 Developing Professional Practices 3
RP 3403 Experience Industry Finance 3
RP 3013 Tourism Marketing 3
RP 4033 Legal Aspects in Tourism 3
RP 4023 Tourism Research 3
RP 4119 Mastery in Professional Practice 9
    Directive Electives1 16
    Total ATU Credit Hours: 60
    Total Credit Hours: 123

1 Students will take 16 hours of directed electives with optional certificates in event design, trail management, casino and gaming industry, hospitality administration, or natural resources.

Academic Year: 2024-2025
Revised: March, 2024