Prepare for a global career that blends business management and a passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences.
The University of South Carolina is ranked among the Top 10 in the nation and is No. 20 in the world for hospitality and tourism management. The Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management empowers students to thrive in a global industry that connects cultures, inspires adventure and drives economies.
Regional and National Leader
Join the program ranked No. 9 in the United States (and No. 1 in the SEC) for tourism management.
Learn in a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management.
Study tourism management abroad in countries such as Aruba, Iceland and the Galapagos Islands.
Complete internships or tourism work experience as a student to build your professional resume.
What You’ll Study
Studies begin with a strong business foundation, with courses in accounting, economics, business law, communications and computer applications. The program builds on foundational learning with an industry-specific curriculum, such as destination marketing, festival planning, sustainable tourism and tourism management. You can also add an event management minor.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Overseeing travel services, coordinating visitor experiences and implementing strategies to promote destination attractiveness and satisfaction
Coordinating and managing all aspects of an event, including logistics, vendors and timelines
International and Domestic Business
Building relationships and conducting transactions across borders
Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals
Marketing and advertising an event to attract attendees and generate publicity
Providing assistance and support to customers to ensure satisfaction with a product or service
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Destination Marketing Expert
- Resort Manager
- Convention and Visitors Bureau Salesperson
- Parks and Recreation Manager
- Cruise Operations Manager
- City, State or Regional Economic Development Expert
Job Titles of Alumni
- Sales and Marketing Recruiter
- Event Planning Specialist
- Head of Member Experience
- Director of Membership and Marketing
- Front Office Team Lead
- Travel Consultant
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $65,547
- Theme Park
Employers of Alumni
- Marriott International
- University of South Carolina
- Augusta National Golf Club
- Walt Disney World