Bachelor of Science in

4 Year Degree Course
The Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management has a strong business related base of core modules, with specialized modules in the upper level of the programme, that are focused on the critical needs of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in the Caribbean.

This Bachelor of Science degree is a 4-year programme You have the choice of selecting your courses or modules, so that your course of study is completed through classes in the daytime, evening or on Sundays.

Students have the option of receiving an accredited Associate of Science Degree award after 2 years of study in this programme.

Course Objectives
The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean’s (UCC) Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (upper level) builds on the foundation laid in the Associate Degree. The programme will enable graduates to earn promotions or credits that may lead to employment opportunities in the business community. Graduates will also be able to matriculate to a Master’s Degree programme offered through UCC or other tertiary institutions.

The programme aims to

  • Improve the level of professionalism in the tourism and hospitality industry;
  • Educate and train productive and employable people who meet regional and international occupational standards and can take their place in the global community.
  • Provide consistent delivery of core content so that employers’ expectations of graduates of UCC Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management are realized.
  • Ensure transferability and articulation with other colleges and universities regionally and internationally.

UCC is a tertiary institution registered by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official local accrediting body for tertiary education. UCC is working closely with the UCJ, for full accreditation of this B.Sc. degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

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  • To be unconditionally admitted to complete UCC undergraduate programmes, individuals should possess a minimum of five (5) subjects at the GCE or CSEC level at grades A, B, C or 1, 2, 3 respectively. A CSEC pass at level 3 must have been obtained since 1998.
  • Candidates who have a minimum of 4 CXCs can also apply pending the outstanding CXC subjects or can opt to do UCC replacement courses Core Mathematics, English for Academic Purpose and Fundamentals of Accounting.
  • Mature Entry: Must be working for 5 years or more, be at a minimum age of 25 years. Academic qualifications, a detailed resume, a job letter and 3 professional references will be required.


  • Evening Classes (Monday – Thursday) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Early Bird* Classes (Monday – Thursday) 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday Classes (3 classes 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
  • Day* Classes (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)