Why Study at CCSU?

Tourism and Hospitality Studies


Why CCSU's Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program?

  • The THS program at CCSU offers students a flexible, innovative curriculum designed to produce quality professionals who will become tomorrow's tourism and hospitality industry leaders.

  • Students can choose the degree program that best matches their career interest and goals: the Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Tourism or the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality/Tourism.

  • Our interdisciplinary approach borrows courses from both CCSU's School of Business and School of Arts and Sciences. A THS degree combines a liberal arts education with business fundamentals--a perfect combination for today's competitive marketplace.

  • The THS program offers students personalized attention, small classes, and internship/career opportunities supported by excellent advising and career guidance.

  • The THS program provides access to scholarships, study abroad programs and research opportunities that enhance students ' educational and career goals.

  • The THS program welcomes transfer students. We work closely with our state community colleges, many of which offer Culinary and Food Service specializations that are easily transferred to CCSU.

  • The THS program welcomes nontraditional students and returning students--especially those seeking to advance existing careers or start new ones.


For more information:

Dr. Richard W. Benfield
Chair and Professor
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street. P.O. Box 4010
Social Sciences Hall-417-01
New Britain, Connecticut 06050-4010
Tel: (860) 832-2785
Fax: (860) 832-3140
Email: benfieldr@ccsu.edu