About the Program in Tourism and Hospitality

The Tourism and Hospitality program at the University of Southern Maine is designed to develop a creative, innovative workforce that will sustain and grow Maine’s leading industry. 

The program currently offers a Bachelor of Arts in tourism and hospitality, featuring a broad array of courses, specialized concentrations in key skills areas and popular subjects, and faculty whose expertise touches on many aspects of tourism and hospitality. 

Both experienced students and those new to the field benefit from in-depth study in all aspects of the industry, from tourism planning and development to running a successful hospitality business, preparing graduates for a variety of career paths.

We welcome students who have an interest in tourism and travel, those currently employed in the hospitality industry, or those who are considering working in this growing field.

News & Events

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan speaking to USM's Tourism and Community Development class
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan spent time in the University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Community Development class on Tuesday, March 10 answering students' questions about tourism in Portland.
Food samples from Husky Harvest 2014
Students from the University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality program took fellow classmates, facility members and members of the surrounding Portland community on a trip around the world at the second annual Husky Harvest.
The Husky Harvest is an international food festival free and open to our USM community and the Greater Portland area.

Tuition Break for CT & RI Students

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Connecticut and Rhode Island students enrolled in the BA in Tourism & Hospitality at USM qualify for reduced tuition rates under the New England Board of Higher Education's Regional Student Program.

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Advance your career with a bachelor's degree in tourism and hospitality