Degree Programs:

School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSHTM)

Degree Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 120 credit hours in four main areas:  (1) general education core requirements, (2) hospitality and tourism core courses, (3) hospitality and tourism elective courses, and (4) general electives.

General Education Core Requirements

Graduates of the BSHTM program must fulfill all of the general education requirements as passed by the Faculty Senate.  These general education requirements are effective for Fall 2019 admitted students and are found at academic-regulations/general-education.  All general education courses in the BSHTM must be completed with C- or better; all HTM courses must be completed with a C- or better with an overall 2.0 GPA.  Students are encouraged to work closely with an undergraduate academic advisor.

Required Foundation Courses (minimum of 27 credit hours):
  • BUS-A 200 Foundations of Accounting (for non-business majors)(3 cr.) or BUS-A 201 Intro to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 300 Intro to Financial Management (for non-business majors)(3 cr.) or BUS-F 301 Intro to Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS-L 200 Elements of Business Law (for non-business majors)(3 cr.) or BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
  • BUS-M 300 Intro to Marketing (for non-business majors)(3 cr.) or BUS-M 301 Intro to Marketing Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS-W 100 Introduction to Business (3 cr.)
  • BUS-X 107 Freshman Seminar in Business (3 cr.)
  • BUS-Z 300 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (for non-business majors)(3 cr.) or BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
  • ECON-E 200 Fundamentals of Economics: An Overview (for non-business majors)(3 cr.) or ECON-E 201 Intro to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
Required HTM Core Courses (27 credit hours):
  • HTM-T 100 Introduction to Tourism Studies (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 171 Introduction to Convention/Meeting Management (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 181 Lodging Industry Operations (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 191 Sanitation and Health in Food Service, Lodging and Tourism (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 271 Mechanics of Meeting Management (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 375 International Tourism (or equivalent cross-cultural communications course)(3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 444 Tourism Careers and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 401 Internship in H & T (6 cr.)
HTM Elective Courses (Minimum of 15 credit hours or 5 from the list, with at least 9 hours from the list at the 300 or 400 level):
  • HTM-T 218 Wines of the World (3 cr.) 
  • HTM-T 219 Management of Sports Events (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 306 Destination Planning (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 310 Event Catering Management (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 325 Food and Beverage Management (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 328 Introduction to Microbrewing (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 334 Cultural Heritage Tourism (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 351 Tourism Experiences (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 355 Interpretation and Tour Guiding for Destinations (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 362 Economics of Tourism (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 371 Special Event Management (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 385 Beer and Spirits Management (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 419 Tourism Sports Marketing (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 425 Event Production (3 cr.)
  • HTM-T 475 Special Topics in Tourism (3 cr.)
  • Other 300- and 400- Level Electives as Scheduled
Additional elective courses to reach 120 credit hours required for graduation.

Courses counted toward the Hospitality & Tourism degree program must be taken for a letter grade. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least 30 hours of the curriculum must be at the 300 level or higher.

Although foreign language is not required in this degree, students are strongly encouraged to study a foreign language as it will help them advance in their careers. Hospitality and tourism is a global industry and there may be many overseas job opportunities for graduates.  

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