Tourism and Hospitality Overview
Program Chair: Tracy Michaud, 307 Masterton Hall, Portland
Full-time Faculty Teaching in Program: Assistant Professor: Michaud (Tourism and Hospitality); Professors: Pavri (Geography-Anthropology), Sanford (Environmental Science)
Part-time Faculty Teaching in Program: Instructors: Braathe, Cooke, Furhmann-Simmons, LaSalle, Lewis, Sewell, Zider
The Program in Tourism and Hospitality (TAH) is designed for students who have an interest in tourism, travel, and hospitality management as well as those currently employed in the hospitality industry, or who are considering working in this growing field. The program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality, featuring a broad array of courses, specialized concentrations in key career areas and subjects of interest, and faculty whose expertise touches on many aspects of tourism and hospitality. The program also offers a minor in Tourism and Hospitality, and certificates in Event Planning and in Tourism Development and Planning.
The Program in Tourism and Hospitality draws upon faculty and courses from several departments and colleges throughout the University of Southern Maine, with engaging courses taught by a core of USM faculty, and tourism and hospitality courses taught both by USM faculty and by qualified part-time faculty with extensive experience in the tourism industry. Courses are available both on campus during day and evening hours and in online and blended formats. Professional experiences, including international travel courses, immersion classes, internships and practicums, provide critical, real-world experience for students in various aspects of hospitality management, and tourism planning.