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Tourism Management

Tourism is the No. 1 industry in South Carolina, and we can’t think of a better place to learn about the business of tourism than right here. Our faculty experts use their network of industry professionals to connect you with unparalleled internship experiences.  

What to Expect

Tourism management majors combine studies in the liberal arts with studies in statistics, accounting, marketing, economics, human resources, service management, finance and information technology, as well as club, hotel and tourism management.

As a tourism management major, you will be involved in field studies, group projects, computer simulations and event and festival planning. The major also offers one of only two Club Management Association of America-certified programs, or you can choose to concentrate in meeting and events. Students wishing to pursue the concentration in club management are required to complete 15 credit hours including club management, club cuisine and service, and advanced club management and a hospitality and tourism internship.

A minimum of two required internships can take tourism management majors to locales from coast to coast and all places in between, with an emphasis on honing your management skills. In addition to internships, you can take advantage of numerous clubs, volunteer opportunities and tourism-related study abroad experiences.


Undergraduate Degree

B B.S. in Tourism Management

Hotel, restaurant and tourism management is accredited through Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. Typical courses for the Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management include:

  • Foundations of Tourism
  • Hospitality Practicum
  • Conference and Meeting Planning
  • Travel and Destination Management
  • Tourism Festival Planning and Management
  • Resort Development and Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Analytical Techniques in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Sustainable Tourism Planning and Policy
  • Tourism Information Technology Issues
  • Hospitality and Tourism Internship


Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.


Graduate Degrees

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management offers both a master's and a doctoral program for those students pursuing advanced degrees in hospitality and tourism.


Apply to Graduate School 

Learn more about The Graduate School, degree options and how to apply for admission to doctoral, master’s, certificate and combination degree programs at South Carolina.