Tourism and Hospitality

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Mode of Study

Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. New England residents may qualify for a tuition break. 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

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program highlights

  • Customize your mode of study with our flexible hybrid (hyflex) program: Courses are held in person while simultaneously being live-streamed online. Attend in person or online during each scheduled meeting time.
  • Tailor the major to your interests and career goals: Choose to concentrate on Hospitality Management or Sustainable Tourism Innovation & Development.
  • Gain real-world experience through internships, capstone projects, international travel abroad, and community projects with industry partners.
  • Prepare for a wide range of careers in areas such as travel and tour agencies, event companies, hotels, restaurants, or marketing and travel management organizations.
  • Learn from internationally recognized faculty with extensive experience in hospitality and sustainable tourism management.
  • Build community and grow professionally through engaging opportunities as a member of the Tourism and Hospitality Student Group.
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Real-world job preparation

Internships and active learning within the community prepare students for real-world challenges, a broad range of experience, and the opportunity to create strong professional networks. Past students have interned with AAA Travel, Maine Native American organizations, and top hospitality companies.

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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.

Program requirements

Our program is an interdisciplinary degree designed to prepare future leaders within tourism and hospitality. Students choose from either the Sustainable Tourism Innovation and Development concentration or the Hospitality Management concentration.

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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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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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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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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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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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