Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management program is part of the School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies in the BGSU College of Education & Human Development  

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Bachelor of Science in Education

Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Enjoy a productive career in the travel, hospitality and event management fields, which stretch from private and public companies to nonprofit organizations. Tours is one of the biggest fields in the world, and as the premier program in Ohio, we prepare you for success.

Quality classroom experiences

Whether your interests are tightly focused or you would like to integrate your studies in tourism, hotel, and event planning, we have the faculty, internships and coursework to pave the way to your successful career.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Recreation Leadership
  • Recreation Areas & Facilities
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism

$29,405.68



BGSU Tourism, Hospitality and Event Planning average starting salary

98.96%

of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

Curriculum

You’ll choose a mix of classes within your content area that support your career goals. Well-credentialed faculty with real-world experience guide you along the way.

Your capstone experience includes a tourism faculty advisor helping you to select an internship site where you will gain real-world experience, supervised by tourism professionals and THEM faculty

Internships and Careers

Incredible career opportunities are waiting for you, from the management of tourist destinations to the events ranging from meetings, conferences and festivals to social and corporate events.

Our students work at destination management and marketing organizations, the attraction industry (theme, amusement, location-based), cultural attractions (museums, arts and historic areas), cruise lines, chambers of commerce and more. This variety of settings and constantly diversifying industry give you multiple options.

According to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 11 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for professionally planned meetings and events is expected to remain steady as businesses and organizations continue to host events regularly.

GO FAR in your career

  • Meeting and convention planner
  • Manager (front-line management positions)
  • Recreation leader

International opportunities are available in Australia, China, and more: regular field trip excursions to Europe, Africa and Canada

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Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management program is part of the School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies in the BGSU College of Education & Human Development