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FSU Panama City to offer bachelor’s degree in hospitality

Rebecca Kelly

FSU Panama City will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in hospitality management and tourism in fall 2017.

The program, which is housed under Florida State’s Dedman School of Hospitality, is student focused and guided by best practices and a global perspective. The academic curriculum is enhanced through industry engagement, internships and student activities that prepare students for successful careers.

“Hospitality is a natural fit for the Bay County and surrounding communities,” FSU Panama City Dean Randy Hanna said. “Graduates of this new program will be able to meet the ever-changing challenges of the tourism industry that shapes this region’s economy.”

“The Dedman School faculty and staff are excited to expand our hospitality management program to the Panama City campus,” said Don Farr, director of the Dedman School of Hospitality. “Panama City is a world renowned hospitality and tourism destination. By offering the hospitality major at FSU Panama City, we hope to provide local students with the education and experience needed for successful careers managing top hotels, restaurants, resorts and clubs.”