Hospitality and Tourism, B.S.

This program is offered by the Geography Department

Program Description

Hospitality and Tourism involves the business of attracting, transporting, lodging, entertaining, and providing food and beverages to people. It is one of the fastest-growing segments in Connecticut's economy. This course of study is designed as an interdisciplinary program between the Geography Department and the Marketing Department, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism.

Learning Outcomes


  1. demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physical and human geography.

  2. use geographic theories, principles and data to solve spatial problems

  3. apply basic research skills, including the ability to critically evaluate the research of others

  4. show competent skills in oral or written expressions regarding the clarity, logic and effectiveness of arguments.

  5. synthesize and produce graphic displays of spatial data (i.e., maps, graphs and database).

  6. describe the nature of Geography as an academic discipline, including familiarity with its history and recognition of its major subfields.

  7. demonstrate knowledge and skills that are sufficient to allow one pursue advanced study in geography and/or find employment in a geography-related field.