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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Undergraduate students at the Harrah College of Hospitality are fully immersed in the hospitality industry. By working with renowned professors in the classroom and engaging with hospitality experts in real industry settings, students are given unique learning opportunities that prepare them for a successful career after graduation.

Plus, there isn’t a better learning laboratory than Las Vegas. Students have unparalleled access to internship, mentorship, and work opportunities with some of the biggest names in the hospitality and tourism industry. By truly experiencing the industry before graduation, students are prepared to take on leadership roles when they enter the workforce.

This is why we are one of the top-ranked programs in the world.



4 years

Required Credits



UNLV campus

5 Reasons to get a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management at UNLV

  1. It’s a top-ranked program in the country.
  2. Students have the opportunity to study, work, and intern in the heart of the industry.
  3. It has a low cost relative to comparable programs.
  4. It has a flexible curriculum that allows students to specialize in different segments of the industry .
  5. Students get the right mix of management skills and hands-on training to make an immediate impact in their careers .

Tailor Your Hospitality Program to Fit Your Personal Goals

As a Hospitality College student, you are encouraged to explore different sectors of the industry and create a course plan that aligns with your passions. A flexible curriculum means that you can choose a general course of study, supplement with electives outside of hospitality, or concentrate in up to two of the following areas:

Use your imagination and critical thinking skills to design original event experiences. It’s a great choice for students who wish to work in the exciting event industry as well as those considering careers in the entertainment, sports, and tourism industries.

You won’t find this kind of curriculum anywhere else! We’ll give you the knowledge and skills to manage full-scale casino operations as well as pursue a career in casino accounting, gaming regulation/control, or in a supply organization that serves the casino industry.

Be part of this unique and growing sector of hospitality — ideal for students who are interested in beverage operations within the bar industry or for those who are thinking about careers in nightclubs, wineries, breweries, cafes, or beverage distribution.

From recruitment to training — labor management to corporate responsibility, students in this unique program gain a foundation that will make them invaluable to their future employers. Plus, your expertise in human relations can translate to any sector of the hospitality industry!

Do you want to be a superstar in the restaurant industry? We’ll help you learn the intricacies of food production, service, marketing, supervision, and financial management — skills that apply not only to traditional food service but also to catering operations, food suppliers, etc.

Students with a passion for golf can be part of this highly specialized program, which prepares you for leadership roles in the golf industry by teaching you all aspects of hospitality management along with PGA-certified content (see website for program information and admission requirements).

Hospitality Alumni Around the World
Current Hospitality Students

The UNLV Hospitality College Creates Opportunities for Students, Alumni, and Faculty to Thrive

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“One day I hope to be able to give hospitality executives DEI Leadership training that I created. I have been able to learn so much about how to make these meetings and trainings more impactful with my Events Management concentration.”
Makayla Franklin
Senior, UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality

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“The Hospitality College is a world-known program with a lot of good relationships and resources that you can’t get anywhere else. Plus it’s very diverse here. I have students from all over the United States and the world, which brings interesting perspectives to the classroom.”
Ozgur Ozdemir, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality

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“As a student, I didn’t realize I was actually networking with my future coworkers and interviewing for my new career in food and beverage. I had no idea that UNLV was going to be my springboard and Las Vegas was going to be my professional playground.”
Megan Carraher ’11, ’16 MHA 
UNLV Alumna & Director of Restaurants, Caesars Entertainment

Pursue a Career in an Exciting Industry

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, casting a wide net across sectors like hotels, casinos, restaurants, travel, entertainment and events, sports... the list goes on. And with integrated resorts popping up all over the world, the hospitality industry is ripe with global opportunities. The college's alumni are leading the hospitality industry in various segments throughout the world.

Potential careers include:

  • Hotel manager
  • Casino manager
  • Events/conference director
  • Tour operator
  • Food & Beverage director
  • Restaurant manager/owner
  • Country club manager
  • Hotel/convention sales director
  • Revenue management director
  • Human resources director
  • Executive chef
  • Sommelier
  • Spa manager

Hospitality Admissions

Undergraduate students must meet certain academic standards to be admitted to UNLV and the Harrah College of Hospitality. The University accepts the Common App.

Funding Your Education

Harrah College of Hospitality is one of the most affordable among peer programs. Plus, we offer resources to help fund your educational journey, including scholarships and loans.

Request Information

If you have questions regarding our degree program, we want to hear from you. Please provide your name and email address below or email your question directly to hospitalityadmissions@unlv.edu.