Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management


Major in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management at USCB
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The Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management program provides dynamic instruction in sync with the regional hospitality industry in the South Carolina Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island. This is achieved through teaching imbued with best practices in education, applied research and service. The department offers its students:

  • a high quality educational experience through excellence in teaching by faculty with real-world experience in the hospitality industry
  • opportunities to conduct applied research in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries
  • work experience in world-class resorts in state and local hospitality and tourism industries.

Graduates will be prepared to serve in leadership and management positions in a wide range of capacities including settings in lodging, food service, time-share operations, golf courses, resort operations, retail conference and convention arenas, private clubs and continuing care/retirement facilities, among others. Tourism Research, Event Management, Food Sanitation, Management Strategies, Workforce Training, Spa and Fitness Center Management, and Luxury Travel are some of the topics USCB Hospitality students delve into. 

Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management Degree Program

Hospitality Students Group SmilingStudents majoring in hospitality spend their first and second academic years taking courses on USCB's main campus in Bluffton and/or the historic campus in Beaufort. Hospitality students spend their third and fourth academic years taking courses on the university's Hilton Head Island campus, including completing both a practicum and internship.

View Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management program of study

Minor in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management 

Students who are majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management. The required courses to complete a minor in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management are:

HRTM B110, B260 and B280, and three additional courses, at least two of which must be at the 300+ level. 

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before declaring a minor. 

Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies 

Students who are majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies. The required courses to complete a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies are:

ENTR B300, ENTR/HRTM B330, BADM B380 or ENTR B450, and 9 credit hours from the following: ENTR B400, ACCT B225 or HRTM B221, BADM B210, BADM B345, MKTG B350, COMM B328, ENGL B460, other 300- or 400-level Business Administration or Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management courses, or other 300- and 400-level courses (with approval).

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before declaring a minor. 

Minor in Sport Management      

Students who are majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in Sport Management. The required courses to complete a minor in Sport Management are:

  • SPRT B201 (3 credits)
  • 3 courses from the following: SPRT B310, SPRT B320, SPRT B340, SPRT B385, SOCY B370, and HRTM B330 (9 credits)
  • 2 courses from the following: SPRT B440, SPRT B450, COMM B342, COMM B402, HRTM B320, and PSYC B229 (6 credits)

Tiffany Eyler
“I transferred to USCB after 2 years at a different college. It would've been easier to stay where I was, but I chose to come to USCB because of the proximity to the beach, the new hospitality campus on HHI, and the incredible hospitality program. Because the school is so small, it provides an opportunity to get to know and make connections with my professors.”
Tiffany Eyler
Hospitality Major, Class of 2022