B.S. in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management: Unleashing Your Potential in the Industry

Are you looking for a degree that opens doors to a dynamic and ever-evolving industry? Look no further than the Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management program. This comprehensive curriculum equips students...

Are you looking for a degree that opens doors to a dynamic and ever-evolving industry? Look no further than the Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management program. This comprehensive curriculum equips students with industry knowledge, intellectual abilities, and adaptive leadership skills to thrive in the field.

Specializations: Exploring Your Passion

One of the highlights of this program is the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: Event Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, or General. Each specialization offers a unique set of courses tailored to enhance your skills in your preferred field.

  • Event Management: Dive into the world of administering and managing commercial and entrepreneurial event service businesses. Courses include conference and special event planning, promotion, financial management, and production.

  • Tourism & Hospitality Management: Gain expertise in administering and managing destination management organizations, tour operations, hotels, resorts, attractions, and cruises. You'll learn about tourism and hospitality marketing, strategic planning, lodging operations, and revenue management.

  • General: If you want to explore a wide array of sectors within the tourism, hospitality, and event management industry, the General specialization is perfect for you. This option allows you to select courses that provide a broad knowledge base in both Event Management and Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Experience That Sets You Apart

The Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management program stands out not only for its comprehensive curriculum but also for the experiential learning opportunities it offers. Prior to graduation, students embark on a 13-week senior internship, immersing themselves in real-world scenarios under the guidance of experienced professionals. This hands-on experience not only enhances their skills but also increases their chances of securing employment after graduation.

For students with prior industry experience, the program offers an academic option. Instead of the internship, they can choose to substitute it with relevant department course electives. This allows them to tailor their education to their specific career goals.

Ignite Your Career: Endless Possibilities Await

Graduates of the program go on to pursue exciting career opportunities in various sectors, such as hotels, resorts, theme parks, cruise lines, restaurants, convention centers, corporate events, and much more. The possibilities are endless, and your passion and dedication can take you far in this industry.

Building a strong network is crucial to succeed in tourism, hospitality, and event management. The program provides networking opportunities through the weekly Pulse Email Newsletter, connecting you with industry professionals. Stay updated and seize the chance to make meaningful connections.

Get Involved and Lead

The program offers numerous opportunities for involvement and leadership. Students can participate in the University Scholars Program, the HHPeers Mentor/Mentee Program, and engage in undergraduate research. Furthermore, there are various student organizations within the department where you can meet like-minded individuals and expand your network.

Accelerated Path: B.S./M.S. Combination Degree Program

For ambitious individuals, there's an option to pursue a combination degree program. This unique opportunity allows qualified students to earn both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in just five years. By completing 9 credit hours of graduate coursework that count towards both degrees, you can fast-track your education and stand out in the industry.

Your Journey Starts Here

With a Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management, you'll unlock doors to a world of opportunities. Join us on this exciting journey and pave your way to becoming a leader, decision-maker, and entrepreneur in the ever-evolving industry.

For more information and to take the first step towards your dream career, schedule an appointment with your advisor or visit the Career Connections Center. We're here to help you unleash your potential in the world of tourism, hospitality, and event management.

Samantha Anderson - Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management Caption: Samantha Anderson, a successful graduate of the program, shares her journey and how it has shaped her career.

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