Tourism and Hospitality Management Major
Prepare for a career in an ever-evolving global industry with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. This 124-credit undergraduate degree program delves into all facets of the industry, including business management, finance, legal affairs, marketing and sales. Position yourself for entry- to mid-level professional opportunities at convention and visitors bureaus, destination management organizations, hotels, resorts, theaters, theme parks, and more careers in tourism and hospitality.
Learn the history of the tourism and hospitality industry, how it has evolved and what major events have impacted it over time. Familiarize yourself with some of the industry’s key challenges and gain the strategic decision-making skills needed to help solve them.
Through the dynamic curriculum, you’ll study
- the conceptual foundations, current trends, economic significance and socio-cultural dimensions of hospitality, recreation, sport and tourism;
- essential marketing principles in the tourism and hospitality industry;
- the financial function and issues in a hospitality organization, as well as the applications of financial concepts in the context of hospitality financial management; and more.
Temple students have the unique opportunity to gain real-world experience through internships in Philadelphia—a leader in entertainment, hospitality and tourism. You can choose from one of three concentrations to hone your expertise in one area.