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Program at a Glance

Online Bachelor's
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Gain a global perspective on event planning, tourism, travel and technology

Learn how to create unforgettable experiences for others with UCF’s online Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality.

The hospitality industry is one of the largest career sectors in the world and continues to grow at a rapid pace. With your online hospitality degree through UCF Online, you’ll learn about more than just the travel agencies, events and hotels at the core of this field. You’ll gain a deep understanding of all aspects of the industry including finance, operations, customer service theory, human resources, marketing and communications. You’ll also have the opportunity to focus on niche areas of the industry through specialized coursework on theme park and attraction management, golf and club management, and lodging management. Learn from some of the world’s most qualified internationally renown faculty and network with influential industry leaders from the world’s most famous hospitality businesses.

This degree will further the student’s leadership and management knowledge and experience. Upon graduation from UCF Online you will have a solid foundation of skills that will set you apart to help you secure positions in the top hospitality companies around the world. Get started today to earn your bachelor’s degree in hospitality.

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Ranked among the top 5 best colleges for hospitality and tourism in the world by CEOWorld magazine and in the ShanghaiRankings for research.
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Projected job growth for hospitality workers nationwide is 9%.
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Median pay for hospitality workers with a bachelor’s degree is $49,500.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1

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Course Overview

Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Explore an orientation to the hotel, restaurant, and travel industry, and its history, structure, and operating procedures.

Engage in the study of making decisions from the guest's point of view in the hospitality industry.

Examine the history, production methods, regulations, and sensory profiles of major spirit categories and their sub-categories; cocktail techniques and classifications; and responsible vending practices.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Manage the operations of hotel, cruise, or other hospitality venues.
  • Understand the clientele, their needs, and how to meet expectations.
  • Explore niche subjects such as theme parks and attractions, golf and clubs, and lodging.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Attractions Supervisor
  • Conference Event / Services Manager
  • Cruise Director
  • Director Of Catering
  • Hotel General Manager