Icono Atajos







The Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) committed to the construction of quality education that affects the best standard of living of people, works through the Institute of Regional Projection and Distance Education, in the formulation of educational projects relevant to the regions, developed with the participation of different actors of the productive chains according to the area of knowledge and formulated to be carried out entirely in the regional Campus where it is offered.

The Tourism academic program is part of the institutional programs that seek to “increase coverage in the four regional Campuses in undergraduate and graduate programs”, contributing to the fulfillment of the strategic objective called “Strengthen the realization of the university’s mission functions in the region” contained in the Institutional Development Plan 2008-2018, which includes the creation of undergraduate programs in the region.

Leer más

Tourism is one of the most important economic activities in the world, not only because of its direct participation in the markets, but also because it permanently influences the improvement of the quality of life of communities, the protection of resources and the sustainability of tourist destinations. For this reason the Universidad Industrial de Santander has initiated the professional training in this important discipline, where in an articulated form between the University and the society a professionalization of the sector is envisioned, in the region, the country and the world.

In the academic program of Tourism, pedagogical practices are developed according to the guidelines of the Institutional Educational Project and the Pedagogical Model of the UIS, implementing teaching-learning strategies according to the training process based on competencies, mediation processes in the classroom and the use of new communication technologies.

The professional in Tourism of the UIS will be able to actively participate in research and extension projects that allow him/her to adapt and reinterpret culture, protect and conserve heritage, innovate products, improve destinations and especially revitalize customs and ancestral gastronomy. Likewise, it will be able to establish a direct articulation with the community of the municipality of Socorro, of the cities of the department of Santander, of Colombia and of the different nations of the world that have expressed their interest to carry out student and professor exchanges with the UIS, in the area of Tourism.

It is expected that in the academy and in all exchanges, internships, projects, jobs and consultancies, the UIS Tourism student can have a direct impact on the following environments: hotels, inns and resorts, tour operators and travel agencies, food services, tourism education, tourism research, recreation and leisure, attractions and adventure tourism, tourist offices and information centers, organization of conferences and meetings and transportation companies.

Socorro, Santander: SNIES 101718 | Qualified Registry: Resolución del Ministerio de Educación Nacional (MEN) No. 739 del 25 de enero de 2019.

Contact us


Personalized Advice



in Tourism



8 semesters






Socorro (Santander)




The Universidad Industrial de Santander, through the Directorate of Admissions and Academic Registration, leads the process of selection and admission of students to the different UIS programs. It should be noted that this process guarantees the selection of students strictly for their academic merit, demonstrated in the results of the SABER 11 state exam. In this sense, all applicants to the professional program in Tourism must comply with the requirements established for their selection.




The graduates of the Tourism program will be people with high ethical, political and professional quality, committed to the generation and adaptation of knowledge, with the conservation and reinterpretation of culture and with the active participation leading processes of change for the progress and better quality of life of the community.

Their comprehensive training will allow them to develop creative and viable solutions in the approach, operation and solution of complex problems, typical of tourism projects and organizations and in accordance with the current trends of quality and safety in the service, protection and conservation of natural and cultural heritage, ensuring compliance with high standards of human, environmental and social sustainability.

Will be prepared to create, plan, organize, control and direct projects and organizations of public or private nature, developing strategic, missionary, evaluation and support processes with criteria of effectiveness, competitiveness and productivity.

Will establish excellent skills for the optimization of resources, the use of information and communication technologies, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional teamwork, maintaining and promoting good interpersonal relations and fluid organizational communication.




The UIS Tourism professional will be able to direct and develop missionary support processes related to the provision of services and marketing of products in public and private entities, companies and organizations, such as hotels, inns, resorts, tour operators, travel agencies, food, recreation and guide services, amusement parks, natural parks, tourism offices and information centers, as well as in land, sea and air transportation companies, events and conventions organization.

Their professional training will enable them to plan and advise on national and international projects related to tourism and culture, and to participate in training, extension and research processes.

All about the program




Code:  26435           Credits:   4  - Mathematics

Code:  26436           Credits:   3  - Biology

Code:  26437           Credits:   3  - Tourism History I

Code:  23423           Credits:   1  - Physical Culture and Sports

Code:  26438           Credits:   3  - Language Workshop

Code:  26439           Credits:   2  - World Tourism Vision

Code:  24948           Credits:   0  - University Life and Culture



Code:  26440           Credits:   3  - Physics

Code:  26441           Credits:   3  - Ecology I

Code:  26442           Credits:   3  - Tourism History II

Code:  26443           Credits:   3  - Customer Service

Code:  26444           Credits:   4  - Sociology

Code:  23424           Credits:   5  - English I



Code:  26445           Credits:   2  - Introduction to Economics

Code:  26446           Credits:   2  - Tourism Geography

Code:  26447           Credits:   2  - Directed Recreation

Code:  26448           Credits:   3  - Food Services

Code:  26449           Credits:   3  - Lodging Services

Code:  23425           Credits:   4  - English II



Code:  26450           Credits:   2  - Tourism Economy

Code:  26451           Credits:   4  - Ecology II

Code:  26452           Credits:   4  - Cultural Heritage

Code:  26453           Credits:   2  - Descriptive Statistics

Code:  26454           Credits:   2  - Human Talent Management

Code:  26455           Credits:   3  - Applied Computing



Code:  26456           Credits:   3  - Accounting and Financial Management

Code:  26457           Credits:   4  - Ecoturism

Code:  26458           Credits:   3  - Environment Exploration

Code:  26459           Credits:   1  - Research Methodology

Code:  26473           Credits:   2  - Integrated Management Systems

Code:  26461           Credits:   3  - Guidance Services



Code:  26474           Credits:   3  - Corporate Management

Code:  26462           Credits:   2  - Tourism Marketing I

Code:  25913           Credits:   2  - Citizen Ethics

Code:  26463           Credits:   3  - Adventure Tourism

Code:  26464           Credits:   3  - Agro-turism

Code:  26465           Credits:   2  - Customer Service Management

Code:  00000           Credits:   2  - Optional Subject



Code:  26466           Credits:   2  - Quality Management

Code:  26467           Credits:   2  - Tourism Marketing II

Code:  26468           Credits:   3  - Sustainable Tourism

Code:  26469           Credits:   2  - Tourism Projects

Code:  26470           Credits:   3  - Events and Conventions Organization

Code:  00000           Credits:   2  - Optional Subject

Code:  22975           Credits:   3  - Undergraduate Work I



Code:  22977           Credits:   7  - Undergraduate Work II

Code:  26471           Credits:   2  - Tourism Product Design

Code:  26472           Credits:   3  - National and International Excursions

Code:  00000           Credits:   3  - Optional Subject



Additional Information


1st Semester


* On Request

Registration begins

Registration closes

Online registration deadline

Pre-registration list



October 18, 2022

January 12, 2023

January 16, 2023

January 17, 2023

January 27th, 2023


List of Requirements 





NOTICE 1:  All documents listed above must have a digital PDF version in order to complete the online registration process.

NOTICE 2: All documents must be submitted physically. For the delivery of the documents please go to the graduate office of the program in the city where you want to study the academic program or in the offices of the entity with which the UIS has an agreement.

NOTICE 3:  When submitting the physical documents, you will be able to attach additional documents that you consider relevant to your admission process to the graduate program.

NOTICE 4:  On the "Start registration process" page you will find the forms to fill out the required documentation.


# Minimum legal wages in force

Tuition fees per semester

# Minimum legal wages in force

Academic fees per semester

# Minimum legal wages in force

The university has a mechanism whereby a student's financial obligations can be partially or totally covered by a company or entity willing to support the student.

Various payment methods have also been made available, so that students can combine the available payment methods according to their particular conditions. On the "Start enrollment process" page you will find the available options.

Additionally, in order to facilitate access to graduate programs, the UIS has signed several agreements with entities specialized in educational loans. These agreements seek facilities and better credit conditions for UIS students.

* Students who have a voting certificate from the last popular election process in Colombia may apply for a 10% discount on tuition fees.



Margarita Rodríguez Villabona

Magíster en E-Learning

Juan Carlos Barbosa Herrera

Doctor en Psicología

Jorge Winston Barbosa Chacón

Magíster en Informática - Línea: Desarrollo de Sistemas aplicados a la Educación

José Germán Toloza Hernández

Doctor en Arte: Producción e Investigación

Jova Ramírez Charry

Magíster en Farmacología

Carlos Aníbal Vásquez Cardozo

Magíster en Ciencias en Sistema de Producción Animal

Carlos Jesús Muvdi Nova

Doctor en Ingeniería de Procesos

Germán García Vera

Magíster en Gerencia de Negocios

Daniel Felipe Torres Ruda

Magíster en Producción Animal

Julián Mauricio Botero Londoño

Doctor en Ciencias Agrarias

Ronald Alfonso Montañez Valencia

Magíster en Conservación y Usos Sostenibles de Sistemas Forestales

Leonardo Avendaño Vásquez

Doctor en Acuicultura

Diego Suescún Carvajal

Magíster en Bosques y Conservación Ambiental

Sandra Milena Díaz López

Magíster en Manejo, Uso y Conservación del Bosque

Celmira Pereira Franco

Magíster en Dirección Estratégica

Laura Victoria Buitrago Álvarez

Magíster en Administración con énfasis en Innovación

All about the




*Second semester
2023 data



*Data taken until
september 2023

research groups and


Do you need more information?

Contact us



Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extensions: 5100 – 5121 – 5109 – 5122

E-mail: admisocorro@uis.edu.co


UIS Convento Campus 

Socorro, Santander

Calle 14 # 06 – 07


Office hours:

Tuesday to Saturday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Skip to content