Hospitality and tourism impact people’s lives every day. From the restaurants where
friends dine, to the places people visit, to the vacations and events that mark life’s
milestones — this industry is led by moment makers. The School of Hotel, Restaurant
and Tourism Management at the University of South Carolina is home to world-renowned
faculty, impactful research and education excellence that propel students’ careers
to the next level.
The hospitality and tourism industry offers an endless and exciting range of career
opportunities to work anywhere in the world. A degree in hospitality management is
a perfect choice for students who are passionate about creating memories and experiences
for people to enjoy.
Four HRTM degrees are available, including two undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees:
For students who would like to further specialize, degree focus areas in meeting and event management, food and beverage management, hotel and resort management
and tourism management are available. Hospitality management majors may also choose
a club management concentration.
Our industries have the power to connect cultures, inspire adventures and strengthen
global economies. Student immersion in international experiences broadens horizons
and prepares them for exciting work opportunities around the world. Our faculty lead
custom study abroad courses in China, South America and Europe. The school offers
two semester-long exchange programs with partner hospitality universities in Aruba
and the Galapagos Islands.
Whether you want to live and work in South Carolina or travel the world, a hospitality
management or tourism management degree takes you anywhere you want to go.
Below are just a few examples of the rewarding career paths available: Convention and visitors bureau director, cruise ship manager, director of operations,
destination marketer, event / conference planner, event technology specialist, festival
promoter, food and beverage director, golf or country club, manager, golf tournament
planner, guest experience manager, hotel general manager, human resources manager,
marketing and events coordinator, property manager, resort operations specialist,
restaurant franchise owner, restaurant manager, revenue manager, sales director, travel
analyst, training manager, tourism strategist, wedding planner, wine and beverage
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.