B.S. in Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism
The Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism is comprised of a team of student-centered faculty and staff offering undergraduate degrees, certificates, and minors leading to professional careers. Using a blend of in-person and online delivery, courses emphasize problem-solving skills and experiential learning. 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, positioning, leadership, problem-solving, innovation, policy, marketing, and finance to enhance the quality of life and livability for Texans and for communities around the world. Students have opportunities to apply course concepts by engaging in service-learning experiences both on-campus and within the community.
Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism Degree Tracks
A Bachelor of Science degree is offered and within this degree, students must select one of three tracks: Business Hospitality; Event, Tourism and Recreation Management; or Hospitality and Hotel Management. Graduates of this degree develop their careers in managing resorts and hotels, event venues, destination marketing organizations, municipal parks, and on military bases and performing arts facilities.
Business Hospitality Track
The Business and Hospitality Track offers coursework that covers: Planning Media and promotion Operational logistics Evaluation Contracting Sponsorship and fundraising Risk management Vendor management.
Event, Tourism and Recreation Management Track
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.
Hospitality and Hotel Management Track
The degree provides knowledge to develop skills and knowledge about food and beverage management, hotel and resort operations, entrepreneurship, and revenue management.
Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism Minors
Our undergraduate minor programs complement your degree to provide you with an additional competitive advantage as you search for job and career opportunities after graduation.
The Department’s two minors are open to all Texas A&M undergraduate students:
- Recreation Management
- Tourism Management
The Department offers two certificates which are open to undergraduate students in all majors:
- Hospitality Management Certificate
- Professional Event Management Certificate (PEMC)
High-impact learning happens when students are actively engaged in the educational process, expanding learning beyond the classroom. High-impact learning provides hands-on experience and the ability to work closely in a diverse setting. Opportunities include education abroad, undergraduate research, course field trips and internships.
Hospitality and Hotel Management Undergraduate News
Managing events like a pro
Professional event management is a growing niche within the hospitality and tourism industry, and the Texas A&M Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism, HMGT, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been giving students the practiced training and competitive edge to become part of this promising field for more than a decade.