B.S. Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism
Through a four-year degree, the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism will prepare professionals to manage organizations and innovate change in a diverse and expanding field. The degree provides an industry-responsive curriculum with a focus on experience design and implementation, management of organizations and human capital, data-driven decision-making, service quality, marketing, risk management and financing of programs/services. Courses are offered in person, with some also available in distance formats.
Applications for the B.S. in Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism degree are processed through the main admissions portal at Texas A&M University. Choose your path below to learn more about the admissions process and requirements.
B.S. Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism Program Details
Join our family of students, faculty and staff as we strive to make a positive impact on the world. You’ll find former students from our nationally ranked program working at resorts and hotels, on cruise ships, in national and state parks and forests, at performing arts facilities and museums, in camps and youth-serving organizations, and countless other recreation businesses and parks.
We will prepare you for one of the many careers in hospitality, hotels, resorts, events and recreation as we teach you to think critically, lead with respect and serve the greater good.
- Degree: B.S. Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism
- Tracks: Business Hospitality; Event, Tourism and Recreation Management; Hospitality and Hotel Management
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
Students must select one of the 24-credit tracks below:
Business Hospitality Track
This track offers coursework that covers planning media and promotion, operational logistics, evaluation contracting, sponsorship and fundraising, risk management and vendor management. This is a cooperative track that includes 18 credits taken within the Mays Business School.
Event, Tourism and Recreation Management Track
This track provides an industry-responsive curriculum with a focus on experience design and implementation, management of organizations and human capital, data-driven decision-making, service quality, marketing, risk management and financing of programs/services.
Hospitality and Hotel Management Track
This track provides knowledge to develop skills and knowledge about food and beverage management, hotel and resort operations, entrepreneurship, and revenue management.
All Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism students are required to complete an internship where they apply classroom concepts and build important skills not available through traditional coursework. Internship experiences may also help you learn as much about where you don’t want to work as where you do. This “real world” experience is invaluable to the educational process and critical to making you career ready.
What Courses Will I Take in this Major?
The Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism degree plan builds upon the university core curriculum. Students in this major learn how to incorporate social and life sciences into the design of meaningful experiences and to manage and market organizations related to recreation, hospitality and hotels, events, and tourism. The academic programs couple theoretical foundations in hospitality, recreation, and tourism with real-world applications that provide students with tangible skills. Courses engage students in the study of planning, programming, and leadership in the service industry, problem-solving, innovation, logistics, marketing and customer relationship management to enhance the quality of life and livability for Texans and for communities around the world.
We also encourage you to participate in some of our other high impact opportunities including education abroad and field experiences.
Our certificate program enhances the undergraduate education and provides students the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge. Through hands-on experiences, students will build new skills and gain a broader understanding of their chosen field, giving them the competitive edge to advance their career.
- Hospitality Management Certificate
- Professional Event Management Certificate
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