UCF Will Offer A Degree In Fun
With theme parks expanding in Orlando and around the world, UCF is launching a new management degree. Beginning in Fall 2023, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management will offer a bachelor’s in theme park and attraction management. The assistant professor and coordinator of the new degree program, Carissa Baker says, this program will give students a specialized understanding of the complex, global tourism industry.
There’s no other college in Florida offering a management-focused, undergraduate degree like this. “It will be distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature and its phenomenal location,” says Baker. “Several of the world’s most visited theme parks are right next door.” Rosen College is just a few miles away from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, FunSpot America, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) headquarters.
ShanghaiRanking last year named Rosen College the top school in the country for research and hospitality education. Students have opportunities to intern at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, as well as other attractions. [Source: UCF]
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