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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management



4 years

Required Credits



UNLV campus

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

  1. Top-ranked program in the country.
  2. Opportunity to study, work, and intern in the heart of the industry.
  3. Low cost relative to comparable programs.
  4. 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.

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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 or concentrate in up to two of the following areas:

Event Design and Management

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.

Gaming Management

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.

Hospitality Beverage Management

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.

Human Resource Management

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!

Innovative Restaurant Management

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.

PGA Golf Management

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).

Richard Sypert, Hospitality College sophomore

"I felt like the hospitality program could complement more of what I wanted to do - because there's an emphasis on management as well as serving other people. That's what stood out to me."

Richard Sypert
Hospitality College Sophomore
Interested in sports management

Hospitality College Graduates Don't Just Get Diplomas, They Get Jobs

Our focus on practical academics, including work, internships, and mentor opportunities, provides graduates with highly marketable skills. And with around 100 recruiters visiting campus twice yearly, our students have unparalleled exposure to hiring employers. Here is a small sample of recent grads who leveraged their degrees into immediate job offers:

Kristina Dean

Kristina Dean '19
Management Trainee at a major luxury hotel brand

San Diego, CA

Evan Swieczkowski

Evan Swieczkowski '20
Assistant Golf Professional for an upscale country club

Las Vegas, NV

Sonia Vazquez-Quintero

Sonia Vazquez-Quintero ’20
Management Trainee at a major luxury hotel brand


Costs and Financial Support

UNLV's cost-per-credit is well below the national average for a 4-year college — a great value for price conscious parents and students! A high number of students manage their costs by applying for financial aid and scholarships through the university. In addition to these options, the Hospitality College awards numerous scholarships each year that are exclusive to Hospitality students.

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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. Here are a few examples:

Martha Morales

General Manager

Martha Morales '09

Martha rose through the ranks at a major hotel brand and now serves as general manager at a Las Vegas property.

Lovell Walker

Head of Esports

Lovell Walker '09

Lovell works for a global hotel brand, bringing newer technologies, like mobile gaming and esports, into the casino space.

Andrew Insigne

Director of Event Marketing

Andrew Insigne '11

Andrew orchestrates major events for an international hospitality and nightlife company.

More Career Options

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