Hospitality and Tourism Management

Undergraduate Major

The bachelor of science in Hospitality Management is now offered on the St. Petersburg campus. The degree will help create a talent pipeline in a hotbed of tourism and keep pace with pandemic-era trends that have changed the industry.

Led by the School of Hospitality and Management at the Muma College of Business, this major prepares graduates for global leadership positions in the hospitality industry through foundational knowledge of hospitality operations and experiences that develop critical thinkers who promote diversity, ethical responsibility, lifelong learning and community engagement.


The Muma College of Business offers a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management on the St. Petersburg campus.  

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Hospitality & tourism Management AT USF ST. PETERSBURG

Hospitality and tourism is the number one industry in Florida, and a hotbed in the Tampa Bay area. There is a major demand from industry partners in the St. Petersburg - Clearwater area for a hospitality school where talent can be developed and graduates can work in local businesses.

Many opportunities exist for students to receive real-world experiences. For example, USF partners with businesses such as McKibbon Hospitality, which manages 98 hotels and 20 premier brands including Marriott and Hilton, to connect the next generation of hotel managers with hotel industry professionals and gain real-world experience in hotel operations, executive-level leadership and real estate and hotel development. Other business partners include Aramark, the on-campus food service and catering stalwart, and Mainsail Lodging and Development, a specialist in the tourism lodging sector.

Students in the Hospitality & Tourism Management program can expect to earn jobs as managers, assistant managers, executive chefs, bar managers, food and beverage coordinators, human resource managers and event planners in top hotels, restaurants, theme parks and tourist attractions in the hospitality industry.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN Hospitality & tourism Management

Always refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for degree requirements. Students will typically begin progress toward the major by taking at least one course from the major core, as these often serve as prerequisites for the electives. Students are urged to consult with their advisors to create the most beneficial set of courses.


For questions about this program, contact an Academic Advisor.