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Do you want to shape the future of travel and tourism? UWF's global hospitality and tourism management program gives you the problem-solving skills and experience you need to prepare for a management position in this rewarding field. 

Why Study Global Hospitality and Tourism Management at UWF?

Develop students to become innovative hospitality leaders by providing industry focused education, hands on experiences, and career pathways to success.

We offer an immersive, well-rounded educational experience guided by experienced faculty. Our location near beautiful Florida Gulf Coast tourist communities provides a living laboratory where you can apply the knowledge and theories you learn in the classroom.

We welcome traditional, non-traditional and international students interested in a four-year degree, as well as transfer students with associate's degrees.

What You Will Learn

We offer a learning environment where you will be challenged and encouraged to pursue your individual career goals while gaining the foundation you need for success in the hospitality and tourism industry.

A common core of courses will give you an understanding of the interrelationships among the global hospitality and tourism industries, based on the underlying concepts of quality guest experience management.

You will have multiple opportunities to get involved with the hospitality and tourism industry, including internships and volunteering at events. The Department of Global Hospitality and Tourism Management also hosts industry professionals and conducts industry research.

A minor in global hospitality and tourism management is ideal if you want to apply your major discipline within the fields of hospitality or tourism.

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.


This specialization prepares you to fill the growing demand for leadership positions in resorts, events, convention and visitors’ bureaus, sport facilities, food and beverage, travel and tourism, spas, airlines, hotels, amusement parks, casinos, cruise lines, private clubs and more. You will learn creative problem-solving and gain technical knowledge and communication and leadership skills.

Guest Experience Management Courses

Interested in the online version of this program?

Embrace leadership in hospitality and tourism roles with the online B.S. program while maintaining your personal and professional schedules.

Visit Online Global Hospitality and Tourism, B.S.