Bachelor of Science In Hospitality and Tourism Management

"A University of New Haven education means success," said Rebecca Sola ’19, a wedding sales manager for Saint Clements Castle & Marina, who hopes to open her own wedding planning business one day. "I loved my major, and I lived it as a student. I know this was the best place to help me achieve my career goals."

Learn the business of making guests and travelers feel welcome

People are traveling the country and the world as never before, so there’s a serious need for professionals who can make them feel welcome when they reach their destination. At the University of New Haven, you’ll pair big-picture business knowledge with industry-specific skills (even the art of wine appreciation) to become a world-class expert in hospitality and tourism management.

To focus your education and chart your future career path, you’ll choose one of three concentrations:
  • General Concentration
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Event and Tourism Management
You'll Also:
  • Learn front-office skills, including sales, marketing, accounting, purchasing, housekeeping, and maintenance
  • Expand your knowledge into areas of culinary arts, guest services, and event planning.
  • Take field trips to conventions and trade shows.
  • Gain hands-on experience through an internship.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad.
  • Work directly with faculty and staff on hospitality-related events and projects, such as managing the University of New Haven’s on-campus café and catering University events.
  • Spend a day with hospitality industry executives.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.


Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Sales Representatives

8% Growth 2017-2027


Sales Managers

8% Growth 2017-2027


Lodging Managers

11% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of the history and development of the spa industry. Students will design and develop a resort or day spa facility. Various crucial elements involved in spa development will be explored, such as business plan, feasibility analysis, spa facility design standards, product designs, financial and purchasing plans, and site setup.

  • An in-depth study of marketing theory and techniques crucial to success in hospitality and tourism businesses and an examination of the sales process, the destination life cycle, DMOs, and market segmentation strategies. Students develop a strategic tourism plan for a hospitality and tourism organization that has a focus on sales.

  • This course provides an introduction to the casino industry and examines its phenomenal growth and relationship to tourism and community development. Focus is on the concepts and definitions essential for understanding the industry and on links of its history to current gaming practices. Particular attention is paid to noted casinos in Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City as well as Connecticut’s Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

  • Institutions which run the international tourism industry are reviewed. The relationship between these institutions and various nations will be discussed. Participants will become familiar with the policy implications of operating in a multinational political, social, and economic environment.

  • The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Hospitality and Tourism Management, General Concentration, B.S.

    Beverage Management Minor

    Event and Tourism Management Minor (15 credits)

    Food Service Management Minor

    Hotel and Resort Management Minor

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All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Next Steps
  • Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

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  • We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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