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Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

WHY CHOOSE AN ONLINE TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENT MANAGEMENT DEGREE?

Lead others with a degree of distinction. Jump start your career in the exciting and expanding global tourism, hospitality and event industry.

College
Health and Human Performance
Degree Type
Bachelor of Science
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Science
Major Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Science
Major Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

The UF Online Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management provides students with a well-rounded curriculum preparing them to move into any aspect of service industry management. This major requires a specialization in either Event Management or Tourism and Hospitality Management to give students a deeper understanding in these fields.

The tourism industry has a continued need to recruit highly qualified employees to manage teams and create excellent experiences. With 1 billion people traveling annually, tourism is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. This comprehensive degree prepares students to join a field that ranks among the top three largest employers in 29 U.S. states.

With an increased demand for professionals in this industry each year, graduates can become leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs in both public and private sectors. This major prepares students with the technical, interpersonal and professional skills that employers are looking for in a competitive candidate.

A degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management requires core professional courses such as those in management and supervision, research methods, and more. This major covers various career fields, including management of hotels, theme parks, cruise lines, restaurants, and convention centers, as well as tour operations and other services within the vast industry. The Tourism and Hospitality Management specialization goes further into depth on topics such as lodging operations, tourism planning, and tourism and hospitality marketing, while the Event Management specialization focuses on event promotion, convention sales and services, and strategic planning.

  • Event Management: Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to administer and manage commercial and entrepreneurial event service. This program includes courses in conference and special event planning, promotion, sponsorship, financial and revenue management, and production.
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management: Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to administer and manage destination management organizations, tour operations, public recreation, and hospitality enterprises such as hotels, resorts, attractions, and cruises. This program includes courses in tourism and hospitality marketing, strategic planning and development, lodging operations, and revenue management.

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CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

What management professions will a major in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management help prepare me for?

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Theme Parks
  • Cruise Lines
  • Casinos
  • Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Convention Centers
  • Tour Operations and Associated Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Services
  • Corporate, Public, and Private Meeting & Event Planning (Concerts, Festivals, Sport, Fashion, Attractions, and Entertainment)

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.



What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division Transfer Applicants

Upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and completed the following 3 courses with at least a 2.0 pre-professional GPA:

*One of the following

  • Introductory Sociology (SYG 2000)
  • General Psychology (PSY 2012)
  • Developmental Psychology (DEP 3053)
  • Human Growth and Development (EDF 3110)

*One of the following

  • Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
  • Microeconomics (ECO 2023)

*One of the following

  • Public Speaking (SPC 2608)
  • Effective Oral Communications (AEC 3030)

*Note:

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

***If you're missing prerequisites, you may still qualify for admission to the program through conditional admission or the UF Online Ready program. For more information, please see "Additional Admissions Pathways" below.

Additional Admissions Pathways

Conditional Admission

    Upper-division applicants with 60 or more transferrable college credits may be considered for conditional admission if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have completed Macroeconomics (ECO 2013) OR Microeconomics (ECO 2023)
  • Have completed Public Speaking (SPC 2608) OR Effective Oral Communications (AEC 3030)
  • Have a 2.0 GPA overall and a 2.0 pre-professional GPA
UF Online Ready

    This major participates in the UF Online Ready program, which allows a limited number of qualified applicants to complete specific missing prerequisites here in UF Online as degree-seeking students before enrolling in other UF Online courses. Admission is offered on a space-available basis.

    A student may be selected for UF Online Ready if they have:

  • Completed Macroeconomics (ECO 2013) OR Microeconomics (ECO 2023)
  • A 2.0 GPA overall and a 2.0 pre-professional GPA

To learn more about this program, go to the UF Online Ready webpage.

WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s B.S. in Tourism, Event, and Recreation Management, is a top of the line program that gives students the tools they need to succeed in a constantly growing industry. With such a high demand for employees in managerial positions in this field, graduated students will find themselves in career sectors such as hotels, event planning, theme parks, and much more. Our program offers students a convenient online education, top faculty in the area, post-graduate opportunities - all for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs.

Designed for students seeking flexibility without compromising on quality, our online program stands at the forefront, providing versatile academic options with the same award-winning faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.