You are now leaving and will automatically be redirected to

Apply to Schools Online with

Sign up for an account and apply directly to your chosen college or university.

Discover scholarships and other offerings that suit your needs.
What's more: has exclusive short courses, study abroad fairs, and all the latest information on all your education needs.

Register Now

BS in Tourism in the Philippines

What would you like to do:
  1. Read about the BS in Tourism course:
    Start reading >>
  2. Find colleges offering BS in Tourism programs:

    Find Tourism schools

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Tourism in the Philippines is a four-year college degree program for students who are interested in making a career in the area of travel and tourism industry. It aims to develop students who will become qualified personnel, administrators, and entrepreneurs in the tourism industry. The program concentrates on subjects such as history, travel, language and cultural aspects of the field. 

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Tourism are encouraged to take the Home Economics strand under the Technical-Vocational and Livelihood (TVL) track. The strand covers interesting topics like beauty and wellness, cooking, fashion designing, tourism, hospitality, and handicrafts. These topics are helpful to incoming college students as it teaches the basics of their degree program.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Philippine Culture and Tourism Geography
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Service Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Legal Aspects of Tourism and Hospitality
  • Macro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality
  • Professional Development and Applied Ethics
  • Multicultural Diversity in the workplace for the tourism professional
  • Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
  • Micro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality
  • Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Tourism are expected to be able to:

  • Knowledgeable of the tourism industry
  • Awareness of the products and services produced by the local tourism industry
  • Apply laws and regulations related to the tourism industry
  • Utilize technology applications for tourism
  • Perform human capital development functions of tourism oriented organization
  • Properly communicate with clients and guest

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in travel agencies, travel ticketing offices, event organizing companies, and the Department of Tourism.

Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

The BS in Tourism does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Tourism may pursue a career path in travel agencies, travel ticketing offices, event organizing companies, and the Department of Tourism. They may apply as an airline ground officer, travel agency clerk, tour escort, travel agent, flight attendant, government tourism staff, hotel staff, or resort staff.

Find schools offering BS in Tourism:

Reviews of BS in Tourism graduates:

I. S.
◈ Studied BS Tourism
◈ At Our Lady of Fatima University in Antipolo City
◈ Graduated 2013

list bulletWhy did I choose Tourism: In this course you can learn different Languages, tour in everywhere, experience many activities and adventures. That's why I decided to take this course.

list bulletAbout my college education: I don’t think it was boring. I enjoyed everything. Nothing was difficult as long as you are dedicated to learn. Be friendly so that you'll have lots of friends, you need them for you to succeed.

list bulletMy current job: I’m a flight attendant. I’m the one who is responsible for the safety and comfort of the passengers. I’m also the one who's serving the food to them.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, because I was able to apply all of the things I've learned from school specially the right attitude. Being nice is the most precious thing I've ever learned.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It took me almost eight months. Because right after graduation I went to my grandmother and I was the one who took care of her while having a vacation.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Tourism: I recommend this course for those who are interested to travel. You won't get a hard time looking for a job. You can easily look for a job. I must say that the salary is satisfying.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Don’t let love distracts you. Study first, and have fun. Be good enough in exams! Learn how to socialize to others! Just be friendly.
Was this review useful to you? Usefull Not usefull
Register with

We've noticed you're enjoying this article! Would you like to continue to grow your knowledge and improve your education? Register on Edukasyon to search, apply, and dive deeper into your educational future.

Register Now


Powered by BLOG


Schools Offering Online Courses In The Philippines

Can't go to college due to lack of money or time? Earn your college degree from home!

Powered by BLOG


7 TESDA Courses That Lead to High-Paying Jobs

Does TESDA have courses that can take you to high-paying jobs? The answer is a resounding yes!