Whether you want to work abroad or are passionate about showcasing the exceptional experiences in your own city or state, Eastern Kentucky University’s 100% online Global Hospitality and Tourism program provides you with a deep understanding of all aspects of the vibrant travel industry. From gastronomic (culinary) tourism to sustainable hospitality, the program prepares culturally-competent and technically-advanced graduates for key roles in a variety of careers. With EKU, you’ll develop the adaptability and foresight needed to keep the hospitality and tourism industry moving forward.

Degree Concentrations

Bachelor of Science in Global Hospitality and Tourism (Online) Certificate Options
Gastronomic Tourism Gastronomic Tourism
Sustainable Hospitality Sustainable Hospitality


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Conference event/services manager
  • Culinary food tour director
  • Food service manager
  • Lodging manager
  • Attractions supervisor
  • Cruise director
  • Director of catering
  • Casino manager
  • Sommelier
  • Brewery tour guide

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students enrolled in majors within the Applied Human Sciences Department may be eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Mary King Burrier Scholarship
  • Mary King Burrier (FRESHMAN) Scholarship
  • Marva Ann Harris Spirit Award
  • Roberta B. Hill Scholarship

Apply for any of the Foundation Scholarships above through the EKU Scholarship website. Priority is given to applications received by March 15.


Online Hospitality Degrees and Certificates