About this Program

The Bachelor of Science in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies with a concentration in Tourism & Hospitality Management prepares students for careers as working in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, as well as festival and event planning. Students take classes with experienced industry professionals, complete a practicum prior to their internship, and have the opportunity to attend conferences such as the VA-1 Tourism Summit and the Virginia Green Travel Alliance Conference.

Program Highlights

  • Tourism & Hospitality Management students engage in service learning activities such as volunteering with the Virginia International Tattoo Festival and other area events.

  • Students gain industry experience through a practicum with a travel or tourism organization before their final internship.

  • Students have the opportunity to take classes with industry professionals who have years of experience planning and executing meetings, festivals, and events.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Tourism & Hospitality Management
Delivery Modes


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Alumni Careers

Virginia Arts Festival
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Gold Key Resorts
Norfolk Botanical Gardens


What are the requirements to apply for Tourism & Hospitality Management at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Tourism & Hospitality Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Have completed 12 semester hours of course work (including ENGL 110C) with a grade point average of 2.00. Have a personal interview with a faculty member in the program.
Complete a background check to ensure eligibility for service learning experiences with youth.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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