Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Hospitality Kitchen

The Hospitality 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.

Ecology Class

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 Management Degree Program

Students 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.

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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