Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Hospitality & Tourism Management program at Coastal Georgia will prepare you for a career in hotels and restaurants, and also in events, conferences, attractions, resorts, and more. Whatever your personality type and work-style preference may be, there is a perfect job in hospitality and tourism for you.

Why study Hospitality and Tourism Management at Coastal Georgia?

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The coastal area of Georgia provides a unique and special place to study hospitality and tourism, unlike any other place in Georgia. Rich in coastal resources, steeped in history, and home of some of the finest resorts the state has to offer, the entire region is our laboratory. Here, you learn about resorts by taking a tour of a five-star resort and spa. You learn about eco-tourism by talking to a business owner who takes people out in kayaking eco-tours. You learn about events by designing and planning them. You don't just learn hospitality and tourism at Coastal Georgia, you live it.

What will I learn?

You will learn about different areas within hospitality and tourism, including hotel and resort management, food and beverage management, event and meeting management, and tourism and attractions. You'll take courses that cut across all these areas, teaching skills needed for all areas of hospitality and tourism, including customer service, law, technology, finance, and professional development. A 150-hour paid internship with a hospitality or tourism business gives you a chance to practice what you have learned.

Horst Schulze was a pivotal member of the Ritz Carlton Executive Team.

The Culinary Faculty caters events on campus.

Culinary students get experience with actual events.

What can I do when I graduate?

Our Hospitality & Tourism Management degree will prepare you for even more than working in hotels or restaurants. Coursework will prepare you for a career in events, conferences, eco-tourism, attractions, resort management, or any number of fast-growing affiliated areas locally, nationally, or internationally. Many of the career areas in hospitality and tourism are growing faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, hospitality skills are transferable to other fields such as healthcare, residential community management, and eldercare.

Contact Information:

Dr. Tyra Warner

Dr. Tyra Warner
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

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Student Spotlight: Konner Smith

"I chose this major because I love people and I love traveling. There's so many opportunities to travel, and there's so much you can do through Hospitality and Tourism - like airlines, cruises, restaurants, hotels, and casinos. I hope to one day have a career in sales and marketing for hotels and resorts. I enjoy the aspects of booking rooms, talking with event planners, and setting up for conferences. That's why I chose Residence Inn by Marriott as my internship."


Dr. Matt Mosley awarded 'Advisor of the Year.'

Dr. Mosley joined the College faculty in 2019. Students seek him out for guidance and advice, and he takes on the role with pride.

"He is always there for his students, and is always willing and wanting to help them succeed," one of his students said.