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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Tourism is the leading industry in the state of South Carolina, thus creating multiple job opportunities for students in pursuing careers in this fascinating industry.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management is issued by USC Beaufort, one of USC’s senior campuses.


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management offers an exciting hands-on program of study that allows students to focus on the different areas of concentration - such as hotels, food service, or tourism in general. The program encourages students to focus on destinations within South Carolina, and we hope to retain talented graduates to work right here in our state.  

The purpose of the Hospitality Management program is to provide and continually improve a curriculum responsive to the dynamics of the state’s growing hospitality industry. 

Students will:

  • Receive a high quality educational experience
  • Conduct applied research to advance knowledge in the discipline
  • Provide outreach and service to the state and local hospitality/tourism industries

Click here to view the curriculum.


What should I complete a bachelor's degree in hospitality management?

Through a bachelors degree in hospitality management, students will be prepared to serve in leadership and management positions in a wide range  of settings including lodging, food service, time-share operations, golf courses, resort operations, retail conference and convention arenas, private clubs, continuing care/retirement facilities, among others.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • 45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students transferring credits into the program are encouraged to have completed the following courses:
    • Composition
    • Composition and Literature
    • Math
    • Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
    • Foreign Language
    • Natural Science with a Lab
    • Natural Science with or without a Lab
    • Social or Behavioral Science
    • Fine Arts
    • American History or American Government


Program Length

If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about 2 years— the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year. Follow the application instructions for this degree to start the enrollment process.

If you have questions or would like an unofficial pre-evaluation of your college work before applying please call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances.

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