Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Graduates are prepared for global leadership positions in the hospitality industry through foundational knowledge of hospitality operations and experiences that develop critical thinkers who promote diversity, ethical responsibility, lifelong learning, and community engagement.


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The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

A degree in hospitality management provides the basis for a leadership position in the top hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise companies, theme parks, restaurants, private clubs and tourist attractions in the world. 

Upon graduation, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management students in the Hospitality Management Program will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and apply business concepts and skills relevant to the operational areas of hospitality management.
  2. Describe and apply the fundamental principles of leadership and model the behavior of effective leaders.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  4. Analyze information and make decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Evaluate diversity and ethical considerations relevant to the hospitality industry.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2022: April 1
Spring 2023: November 15


The program is offered in a hybrid format. Most classes are available online with flexible timing.


We offer classes on 3 University of South Florida campuses: Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota.

Hospitality Management B.S.

University Admissions

Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following buttons

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality


The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, in School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (SHTL) has a total of 120 degree hours

Students must have a 2.0 overall and USF GPA and complete the following State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites:

  • ACG X021 or ACG X022 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011) – 3 credit hours
  • ACG X071 – 2-3 credit hours
  • ECO X013 – 3 credit hours
  • ECO X023 – 3 credit hours
  • ACG X021 or ACG X022 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011) – 3 credit hours
  • ACG X071 – 2-3 credit hours
  • ECO X013 – 3 credit hours
  • ECO X023 – 3 credit hours


FOR ALL MAJORS: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

The following courses are supporting courses for this major. They are required for the major, but are not counted in the total major hours but are counted toward the total program hours of 120 credit hours. The degree will not be awarded if these courses have not been taken by the end of the student’s final semester.



Major Requirements (54 credit hours)

300 required internship hours must be completed during HFT 4945 within the Hospitality Industry.  Departmental approval needed and must be in senior standing.

HFT 2930, Special Topics in Hospitality, may be used to satisfy any outstanding lower-level electives.

Note: Must see academic advisor regarding this course.

Students must complete a total of 1000 hours of industry experience.

  • 700 hours prior, concurrent or subsequent to taking HFT 4945 
  • 300 hours while enrolled in HFT 4945 

USF School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

What Makes Us Different

  • Go beyond the sole focus of hotel and operations and branch out in so many different ways
  • Experiential learning 
  • Site visits with our local professional partners
  • Our professional partnerships with Aramark and McKibbon hospitality and many more hospitality entities in the Tampa Bay area
  • Research and Industry experienced professors, we will support your future career with guidance and resources

Begin your hospitality journey with us!

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