Tourism and Hospitality — Integrative Professional Studies

Program Type
Undergraduate Degree Completion
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Mode of Study

Complete your bachelor’s degree in as few as 4 semesters

Our degree completion program is designed for students who have finished several years of college and earned at least 75 undergraduate credits, including:

  • Students transferring to USM
  • Former USM students who have been away for at least 2 years
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Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. See cost details

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Study at a pace that works for your schedule. Save time with our flexible options. Explore options


Degree completion track. SAT & ACT scores optional. Year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program highlights

  • Benefit from the flexibility of a blended program that includes a mix of online and in-person courses.
  • Accelerate your degree progress by transferring in at least 75 prior college credits.
  • Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you’ve already acquired through work, community service, or life experience.
  • Learn from internationally recognized faculty with extensive experience in hospitality and sustainable tourism management.
  • Prepare for a wide range of careers in our region’s leading industry, including areas such as travel and tour agencies, event companies, hotels, restaurants, or marketing and travel management organizations.
  • Build connections through mentorship by our advisory board, comprised of Maine tourism industry leaders.
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Expand your professional network

You’ll receive immersive, high-level training from industry experts. Community engagement and a capstone internship will equip you with a broad range of practical experience and opportunities to build and strengthen your network.

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International travel & study abroad

Along with the option of a travel class, you can take advantage of our study abroad opportunities. Past trips have included travel to Iceland, Miami, Cuba, and Bermuda.

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High level of job placement

You’ll be prepared for a variety of career paths and leadership roles in the global tourism and hospitality industry through hands-on, industry-engaged learning. This includes managing all aspects of the industry, from tourism planning to running a successful hospitality business.

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Become certified

As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) or become a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).

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Internationally recognized faculty

Our faculty bring up-to-the-day knowledge and extensive experience into the classroom. They are regularly invited to present their work on sustainable tourism management at national and international conferences and publish in journals and books.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Do you live in New England?

You may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate, as part of the NEBHE Tuition Break Program.

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Considering transferring to USM?

We welcome students who are transferring from another four-year university or community college. Our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will help you to navigate the admissions and credit-transfer process.

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Get credit for what you've learned

Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you've acquired. We offer qualified students exams, reviews of professional credentials, and an academic portfolio process, all of which can save you time and money as you earn your degree.

How does it work?
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Welcoming adult learners

We understand the demands of completing your degree while maintaining your work schedule and life responsibilities. Here, you'll find flexibility and personal support to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Next steps

Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.

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