The Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management is one of the most established and distinguished programs of its kind in the country. As a student in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), you will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of your industry and be ready to apply your innovative thinking to your career. This interdisciplinary program not only provides the foundation for working in the tourism and hospitality industries, but also teaches you essential business principles that will help you in the future. While your classroom courses will play an essential role in your program, you won’t only be learning from textbooks and lectures. At STHM, we emphasize the importance of working in the real world—before graduation.
The Center for Student Services, STHM’s in-house advising unit, provides individualized support for course sequences, elective options, registration, financial aid assistance, scheduling, and academic resources. As a result, you will be well equipped to make well-informed decisions regarding your education and future.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management are required to complete 24 credits of STHM foundation courses, 13 credits of Fox School of Business courses and 27 credits of Tourism and Hospitality Management major courses.
Students are required to complete 12 credits of major electives.To offer students the ability to specialize these electives in a particular segment of the industry, students have the option of declaring a concentration in one of three areas: Destination Management, Event Leadership or Hospitality Operations.
To earn the concentration, students must complete three (of four) elective courses within the particular concentration area, the capstone course, and Internship II in a position related to the chosen concentration.
In addition to the required courses and major electives, first-year students must complete the General Education curriculum, consisting of 11 courses in 9 different areas.
The 4+1 accelerated degree program consists of a minimum of 112 semester hours of undergraduate coursework and a maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework to count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students will receive a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management. In the fifth year, students will complete 24 credits of master’s coursework to complete the graduate degree requirements. At the end of the contiguous fifth year, students will receive a Master of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management.