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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

There's never been a better time to get into the growing field of hospitality work. Jobs in this field have lots of appealing perks, like working in a beautiful environment and having a flexible schedule.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management is issued by USC Beaufort, one of USC’s senior campuses.



Purpose Statement
The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism industry is the number one industry in the state of South Carolina, offering multiple job opportunities for students pursuing careers in the field. Students will be allowed to pursue their interests in different areas of concentration such as hotels, food service, or tourism in general. The program encourages students to focus on destinations within South Carolina, and we hope to retain talented graduates to work right here in our state.  

The purpose of the Hospitality Management program is to provide and continually improve a curriculum responsive to the dynamics of the state’s growing hospitality industry. This will be achieved through teaching, applied research, and service.
The department will:

  • Provide a high quality educational experience through excellence in teaching.
  • Conduct applied research to advance knowledge in the discipline.
  • Provide outreach and service to the state and local hospitality/tourism industries.

What can I do with a degree in Hospitality Management?

Students will be prepared to serve in leadership and management positions in a wide range  of settings including lodging, food service, time-share operations, golf courses, resort operations, retail conference and convention arenas, private clubs, continuing care/retirement facilities, among others.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must have completed 45-60 previous college credit to apply for this online degree program. If you haven’t earned sufficient hours, you can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses or a technical college. Students can transfer directly to USC Beaufort at any time during enrollment if institutional transfer requirements are met.

Total requirements for the degree:  120 hours.
Major requirements available online:  57
GPA: 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Program Length

If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about two years—the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load.
Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


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