6 Degree Options
Our unique programs focus on engaging students in integrated teaching, research, and outreach programs to create skillful leaders in the field. Graduates are prepared for careers in this leading and quickly evolving industry.
Expanding Internship Areas
This department prioritizes the human experience in novel and transformative spaces, connecting people to places, and enhancing understandings of humans and the places they visit. Our internships include locations in Texas and around the world.
300+ Enrolled Students
We embrace a modern experience within the life sciences and agriculture, exploring new places and experiences – bringing together expertise from across the College and spanning social science, management and life sciences.
New Name, Same Foundations
Building upon our proud 57-year history as the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, we will continue to prioritize the study of how people connect with the places and spaces around them. We are ideally placed to expand our scientifically-based approach to creating enhanced hospitality experiences.
We have a strong foundation to expand our educational mission into hospitality, with experiential learning at the heart of our approach.
Brian King, Ph.D.
Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism Welcome Video
Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism in the News
Texas A&M students get close-up look at Swiss-style event management
A group of students from a class in Texas A&M’s Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently traveled to Switzerland as part of a study abroad experience in event management.
New report gives overview of visitors to Big Bend area
More than a half million people visited Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area in 2022, making it one of the state’s top tourist destinations.
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