CCSU Geography - Tourism & Hospitality Studies

Department of Geography


Contact Information

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall, Rm 417

Shernette Gordon-Williams

Dr. Brian Sommers
Department Chair 

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Tourism & Hospitality Studies Overview

CCSU's Tourism and Hospitality Studies program is unique in the Northeast. The hospitality industry is today, America's fastest growing industry with over 5% of workforce employed in this service industry. The career positions are numerous, varied, and exciting opportunities in food service, hotels, attractions, and event planning. Many of our THS graduates have entered these fields, and many more are learning about them today!

The Geography Department offers the option to specialize in Tourism & Hospitality Studies for an undergraduate degree only.

Tourism and Hospitality, B.S.

This program is geared toward those interested in managing in hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, attractions, convention centers, and other traditional hospitality industries. Students are required to take Foundation Courses which consist of introductory business courses (e.g., Marketing, Management, Accounting) and classes on tourism development and impacts. The Core courses focus more on Tourism and Hospitality management issues and trends. While there is no minor in this program, students have the opportunity to select electives that reflect their particular interest in the industry.

Transfer and Non-Traditional Students - We welcome both transfer students and non-traditional students returning to school after a hiatus. We generally accept all Tourism/Hospitality-related courses with certain restrictions. Students need to meet with the THS Director regarding transfer issues. Courses outside of this program (e.g., general education courses and business courses) fall under the control of the specific departments and the university. For more information about which courses transfer credit to CCSU, please visit the University's transfer equivalency site by clicking this link.

A curriculum outline can be found in the course catalog.

Please follow the text links for the current academic map and curriculum sheet.

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