Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management
When you choose to focus your Recreation & Leisure Studies degree in Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management (THEM), you are preparing yourself to
work in one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. These industries operate worldwide in exciting work environments and provide unique
employment opportunities in Connecticut and across the globe. The travel and tourism
industry employs over 64,000 people in the state of Connecticut.
In the program, students acquire the event planning, leadership, promotion and management skills necessary for an exciting career in the tourism, hospitality and event management industries. You'll be amazed at the things you can do and the places your degree can take you!
"HIGHLY MARKETABLE." THAT'S YOU!
The Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management Industry is the fastest growing in the
world, with a career track that is unique for everyone. Students who prepare themselves
through education and internship experience and maintain a high motivation are able
to build a professional résumé that is desirable in a global, professional marketplace.
SCSU students have traveled the world, applying their talents and skills in private,
local, and federal sectors. From planning weddings to developing the tourism plan
for national parks and managing sporting events, SCSU students have proven themselves
to be savvy and skilled at practically applying their educations.
SCSU faculty help students build a professional network and offers career guidance
throughout the course of undergraduate study.
Two internships will help students appreciate the philosophy of THEM while fostering
a hands-on set of skills that make students transition into the workforce seamless.
- Tourism in Connecticut is a $4 billion-a-year business
- Connecticut’s tourism labor force represents 110,000 jobs or 6.5% of the total jobs in the State
- The tourism industry was the second leading job generator during 2013, and was up 3.3% from prior years
- Tourism was the only major industry sector to experience faster employment growth in 2012 than in 2011
- 1.2 million jobs supported by international travelers
- International tourist arrivals grew by 5% in 2013 to 1.087 billion, a 5% increase
in 2013 from prior years
Sources: http://www.cultureandtourism.org & http://www2.unwto.org/
Department: Recreation, Tourism, & Sport Management
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Leisure Studies - Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management concentration
More info: If you're considering declaring this major, contact Dr. Lee deLisle to get started.