Chair: Juline Mills, Ph.D., Purdue University
This program offers a balanced curriculum of general and hospitality and tourism management skills as well as a global orientation necessary to develop leaders for careers in the world’s largest industry. Our classroom learning integrates practical technology applications, academic excellence, and communication skills, which are reinforced through experiential learning and professional enrichment opportunities. Students participate in projects involving hospitality, tourism, spa, and event professionals from the state, regional, national, and international levels.
The B.S. degree in hospitality and tourism management provides students with the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully obtain and advance in managerial positions. In addition, our student professional associations provide networking with industry leaders and service learning opportunities.
Located between New York and Boston, two of the most prominent tourism gateways, the University of New Haven’s hospitality and tourism management program offers students an ideal location from which to study the industry. Furthermore, we are in proximity to several multinational businesses with which our students may collaborate to complete their fieldwork (400 hours) and internship (600 hours) requirements. Each student is also required to complete a 200 hour service learning component prior to graduation.
Students earning a B.S. degree in hospitality and tourism management are required to complete 121 credits, including the core curriculum (40 credits), business foundation core (15 credits), hospitality and tourism core (45 credits), elective (3 credits), and fieldwork and internship (6 credits).