USA Bachelor of Science Hospitality and Tourism Management
The Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree prepares students for global hospitality and tourism industries from an interdisciplinary perspective. The curriculum is designed to provide students with applied learning opportunities in the Gulf Coast region or internationally. In addition, students will gain knowledge of sustainable ecotourism principles and practices.
Tourism has grown and changed dramatically over the past 50 years, evolving into one of the world’s largest industries. This expansion is expected to continue, with a projection of 303 million jobs created worldwide by 2020. The tourism and travel industries contribute to 1 in 12 of all jobs in the world and 1 in 10 jobs in the United States.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management degree teaches critical thinking skills to students so that they may effectively analyze and evaluate business plans and practices in the hospitality and tourism industry. The program also provides opportunities for students to apply state of the art knowledge and best practice skills while gaining real-world experiences through domestic and international internships.
The four-year degree is available to first-time freshmen and transfer students.
Location: Courses are offered on the main campus in a face-to-face or blended format (face-to-face and online); and online. Junior and senior level courses including internships are offered close to the hospitality and tourism mecca – the white beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. International internships are also available.
Cost: The cost per credit hour for the online courses is $365 per credit hour. The face-to-face course cost for in-state students is $275 per credit hour.
Second Language Requirement: No
First Required Math Course: MTH 110 Finite Mathematics