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Hospitality & Tourism Management

Travel is big business. In fact, according to recent research, travelers are spending in excess of $28,000 per second in the United States. Tourism and hospitality are a driving force of the Florida economy and have tremendous impact in nearly all corners of the world. All of this means one thing for you: opportunities abound in this industry.

What you’ll study

Beyond hospitality and tourism, you'll study Business Administration, Sport Management, Foreign Language and Liberal Arts. This program will prepare you for many professional positions:

  • Guest services management
  • Attraction management
  • Tourism planning and management
  • Event planning
  • Food services management

Practical Experience

St. Augustine is our classroom. You will visit local hospitality businesses and meet with industry professionals. You'll also complete 120 apprenticeship hours in the hospitality industry.

This experience will prepare you to extend a warm welcome and quality service to the tourists who make our state and world thrive.

Students walking in downtown St. Augustine

Why Study Hospitality & Tourism?

Dr. Zachary Cole

Assistant Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management

What's Next?

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER  |  STUDY ABROAD

This program has given me not only the ability to create connections and build a solid foundation of learning, but it has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams. - Daniel Lee, Hospitality & Tourism Management, 2018
Student Daniel Lee
This program has given me not only the ability to create connections and build a solid foundation of learning, but it has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams. - Daniel Lee, Hospitality & Tourism Management, 2018

Major Requirements

Core Business Courses
12 Credit Hours
ECO
202
Principles of Microeconomics
LAW
310
Legal Environment of Business
BUS
310
Principles of Marketing
BUS
461
Human Resource Management
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Language Requirements
8 Credit Hours
Students in the Hospitality & Tourism major are required to complete 8 credit hours of study in one foreign language.
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Liberal Arts Electives
6 Credit Hours
ANT
201
Cultural Anthropology
ANT
220
Archaeology
ANT
305
Advanced Cultural Anthropology
ANT
340
Special Topics
ECO
331
International Economics
ENG
321
Southern Writers
ENG
353
Writing in the Professions
FLM
335
Religion and Film
FLM
340
History of Disney Films
HIS
324
Museum Studies
HIS
325
Heritage Tourism
HIS
326
Methods/Materials of Historic Preservation
HIS
328
American Architectural History
HIS
330
History of Florida
HIS
332
Historic St. Augustine
HIS
340
Special Topics (by permission from HTM program coordinator)
HIS
440
Special Topics (by permission from HTM program coordinator)
HIS
451
Southern Cultural History
HIS
201
Introduction to Latin America from Pre-Contact to Independence
HIS
202
Introduction to Latin America from Independence to Modern Day
HIS
212
History of Christianity
LAS
313
Indian Cultures of South America
LAS
315
Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
PHI
208
Ethical Controversies
PHI
412
Aesthetics
POS
301
International Relations
PSY
330
Psychology of Aging
THA
233
Introduction to Theatrical Design
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Hospitality Management and Tourism Courses
39 Credit Hours
HTM
120
Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
HTM
201
Hotel and Guest Services Management
HTM
205
Food and Beverage Management
HTM
281
Hospitality & Tourism Management Apprenticeship (1 credit hour)
HTM
282
Hospitality & Tourism Management Apprenticeship (1 credit hour)
HTM
301
Hospitality Revenue Management and Accounting
HTM
315
Destination Planning and Development
SPM
335
Facility and Event Management
HTM
430
Tourism, Culture, and Impacts
HTM
470
Strategic Hospitality and Tourism Management
HTM
481
Hospitality Internship
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