Tourism & Hospitality Management - B.S.

The Tourism & Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree program provides a broad-based option for students, incorporating the hotel, travel-tourism and food segments of the hospitality industry with special focus given to travel-tourism.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in the travel and hospitality industry.
  • Use decision support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes in the travel and hospitality industry.
  • Leverage critical thinking and knowledge of industry trends and conditions to enhance guest experience within the travel and hospitality industry.

  • Produce travel and tourism plans that have the potential to maximize the positive effect of tourism on a destination.

This program places an emphasis on tourism as the glue that holds the industry together, especially in course offerings and the term-long experiential learning program. The highlight of the degree is the Familiarization (FAM) Tour, a class project that includes planning a trip to a domestic or international destination. Students are required to research, budget, plan, promote and implement the tasks of a tour escort and tour guide.

Graduates may be employed in all industry segments due to the program's more generalized curriculum, but the emphasis on travel-tourism provides specific career options in destination marketing organizations such as convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism offices, resorts, tour operators, travel industry suppliers such as airlines, cruise lines or ground transportation, and various international operators.

Tourism & Hospitality Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Business Foundations
ACCT2150Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations3
ACCT3150Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations3
CAR0010Career Management1
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2005Hospitality Law3
Major Courses
HOSP1001Orientation to the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP1080Technology in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry3
HOSP2040Human Resources Management in Service Organizations3
HOSP3053Hospitality Strategic Marketing3
SEE3850Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management3
TRVL2165Food Culture and Tourism3
TRVL3010Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability3
TRVL3030International Policies of Tourism3
TRVL3035Tour Management Operations *3
TRVL4011Destination Management Organization3
TRVL4160Travel and Tourism Strategic Management Seminar3
Major Electives
Choose two of the following:6
Travel Sales Management
World Geography for Tourism and Hospitality
Tourism Economics
Applied/Experiential Learning
COHM4799College of Hospitality Management Internship12
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
Social Sciences 6
Foundations of Leadership Studies
One course from ANTH, ECON, GEND, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
A&S Electives6
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university15
Total Credits121.0

Online campus students should contact their advisor prior to registration for TRVL3035 Tour Management Operations. Please note, a travel fee is associated with this course.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000 level courses

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