B.S. in Hospitality Management
Students who complete the program in hospitality management choose among many of the job settings in the growing hospitality industry, such as restaurants and food-service operations, hotels and other lodging facilities, event companies, resorts, casinos, entertainment centers, convention centers, travel firms, and visitor bureaus.
The mission of the Hospitality Management (HM) program is to prepare a diverse community of students to become successful professionals and lifelong learners who aspire to leadership roles in the global hospitality industry and their community.
The HM program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) through 2019.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
General Education Requirements
See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences.
An additional 21 hours is required in the following related subjects: Writ 250 OR Writ 310; Accy 201; Econ 202 or Econ 203; GB 350; GB 370 or Mgmt 391; Mgmt 383 or NHM 466; and Spch 102, Spch 105, or Bus 271.
Additional general elective hours may be needed to bring the total hours to 120.
The B.S.H.M. degree requires 52 hours of professional coursework: NHM 111, 211, 213, 215, 216, 261, 310, 311, 360, 363, 376, 462, 472, 464, 467, and 484.
Other Academic Requirements
Completion of 200 documented hours of work experience or service in hospitality will be required prior to students enrolling in the internship (NHM 484).
General Hospitality Management emphasis
The general hospitality management emphasis is mandatory for all students NOT selecting a specific emphasis area (food service, lodging, or event management). This emphasis consists of 9 hours.
Students must meet all general education, additional support, and core NHM classes with three additional courses (9 hours) selected from the following:
- NHM 221 - Foundations of Tourism & Travel
- NHM 312 - Social Events
- NHM 314 - Meetings and Conference Events
- NHM 371 - Service Management
- NHM 381 - Bar and Beverage
- NHM 403 - New York Tour
- NHM 441 - Food Systems Management & Leadership
- NHM 491 - Hotel Management & Analytics
- NHM 468 - US Study Abroad Tours, as offered