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Hospitality and Tourism


Hospitality and Tourism

Why study Hospitality?

Ancilla College’s Hospitality and Tourism degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in this growing career field. The hospitality industry includes working in resorts, hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, events, and meeting venues. The hospitality industry has global opportunities and offers a wealth of well-paying career choices.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13 million people work in hospitality today, making about 8.6 percent of all employment. The hospitality industry is predicted to grow almost 20 percent between now and 2020, adding more than 2.2 million new jobs to the workforce. Students in this program will learn about the value and importance of exceptional service and how it can be a competitive advantage in the marketplace.


What are your career options?

  • Business Owner
  • Catering/Event Organizer
  • Country Club Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hotel Manager
  • Parks and Recreation Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • And More!  

At A Glance

Program Credit Hours

60 -62 credit hours

  • General Education: 36-38
  • Major/Concentration: 24

Standard Completion Time

2 years



Usual first semester courses

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Writing I
  • Intro to Hospitality & Tourism
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Microeconomics


Usual third semester courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Risk Management
  • Hotel Lodging Management
  • Humanities/Fine Art Elective
  • Major Elective


Usual second semester courses

  • Writing II
  • Business Law
  • College Algebra
  • Laboratory Science
  • Humanities/Fine Art Elective


Usual fourth semester courses

  • Social/Behavioral Elective
  • Laboratory Science
  • Social/Behavioral Elective
  • Major Elective
  • Major Elective


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

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