Whether you want to work abroad or are passionate about showcasing the exceptional experiences in your own city or state, EKU’s 100% online global hospitality and tourism program provides you with a deep understanding of all aspects of the vibrant travel industry. From gastronomic (culinary) tourism to sustainable hospitality, the program prepares culturally competent and technically advanced graduates for key roles in a variety of careers with the adaptability and foresight needed to keep the industry moving forward.
The Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Industry Association (selectuse.org), reported that the US travel and tourism industry generated over $1.6 trillion in economic output in 2017, supporting 7.8 million jobs in the US.
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Prepare to take on a variety of rewarding roles in the ever-evolving hospitality and tourism industry with a bachelor of science in global hospitality and tourism. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as hospitality and tourism essentials; sociocultural impacts of hospitality; hospitality and tourism analysis; and management of recreation services.
Program benefits include:
Choose between two specialty concentrations for your bachelor of science in global hospitality and tourism. Tailor your degree and give yourself a competitive edge in the job market. Options include:
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits. Suggested minors for a bachelor of science in global hospitality and tourism include:
You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree. Suggested certificates for global hospitality and tourism include:
One of the largest industries in the world, hospitality and tourism is continually growing and evolving. EKU’s curriculum prepares students to pursue a variety of rewarding career possibilities across this diverse industry. Global hospitality and tourism courses include hospitality and tourism essentials; sociocultural impacts of hospitality; hospitality and tourism analysis; and management of recreation services.
I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.
EKU has been a leader in online education for more than 15 years, providing more than 100 online degree and certificate options.
A regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university, EKU is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate