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Resort and Hospitality Management Degree

Build your hospitality career here

The Bachelor of Science degree in Resort & Hospitality Management prepares students for careers in all areas of the hospitality industry.

Southwest Florida is known around the world for its exceptional resort facilities, upscale hotels, restaurants, private clubs, year-round recreational offerings and fun-in-the-sun lifestyle. With more than 40 top-rated resorts and 160 private clubs in the region, it is also an ideal location for a degree program that focuses on the dynamic needs of hospitality management.

Through our coursework, internships and unparalleled facilities, Florida Gulf Coast University offers the nation's most distinctive resort management program. The curriculum, developed by academic and industry leaders, is uniquely focused on the essential knowledge needed to manage the complex operations of multi-million-dollar resorts, private clubs, events, catering, transportation and spa businesses around the world.

Through internship experiences and course selections from a defined list of electives, students can focus their studies on any of the following topics: Event Management, Spa Management, Restaurant and Club Management, and Resort and Hospitality Management.

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The curriculum for this major has been revised. Fall 2019 was the last term that students could declare this major. The new major, Resort and Hospitality Administration B.S., begins Fall 2020. Students who wish to declare the new major may prepare by taking the following common prerequisite courses. Please consult your academic advisor if you have questions.

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Contact an Resort & Hospitality Management Advisor