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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.S.

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The major in Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the fields including, but not limited to, hotel/resort management, tourism (including global tourism), food and beverage management, and event planning. Students graduating with a major in Hospitality Management have a unique blend of coursework including a solid background in general business skills, economics, human resources, and the legal environment of business.  They will have the expertise needed to provide excellent customer service grounded in best professional and ethical practices while building their skill-set leading to their own individual success.  Based upon their desired area of career choice, students will have the opportunity to use both Hospitality electives and free electives to enrich their education, drawing upon courses in communication/public relations, entrepreneurship, sport management, event planning, marketing, recreation, and technical theater.  They will also have the opportunity to learn in special topics and independent study courses.  The Hospitality Program relies upon not only classroom learning, but also experiential learning that is guided by both on site and faculty supervisors.  For this reason, a carefully sequenced set of courses have been developed that first prepare students for the mandatory summer’s work experiences over summers 1, 2, and 3 and then use those experiences for reflective learning during the following academic year.

Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.S. Learning Outcomes  

Degree Requirements

Institutional Degree Requirements  

Program-Specific Degree Requirements: To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management must earn a 2.0 or higher grade in each required Business course, each required Hospitality and Tourism course, and each Summer Work Experience course. Students transferring into the Hospitality and Tourism Management major will be expected to complete Work Experience Courses during the appropriate academic year to meet the experiential component of this major.

General Education Requirement

First Year Seminar

Foundations Requirement

Communication course:

Advanced Communication course:

Quantitative Fluency course:

American Citizenship course:

Choose 3 credits of the following Global Citizenship courses or students have the option to complete this requirement by successfully completing 6 credits of the same foreign language:

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement

Choose 3 credits of the following Humanities courses:

Choose 3 credits of the following Arts courses:

Social and Behavioral Sciences course:

Choose 3 credits of the following Natural and Physical Sciences courses:

Constellation Requirement

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Students who transfer in 60 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the Constellation requirement, except for Education majors. The waiver applies to the requirement for graduation but does not waive the credits to graduate; students need to meet the overall bachelor’s degree credit requirement.

Required Courses

Physical Activity and Wellness Requirement

Students must complete 3 credits of physical activity and wellness.

General Elective Courses

Students must complete 12 credits of free elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Summer (1 credit)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Spring Semester (16 credits)

Summer (1 credit)

Junior Year

Fall Semester (16 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Summer (1 credit)

Senior Year

Fall Semester (12 credits)

Spring Semester (13 credits)

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