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The hospitality management program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful and competent in this fast-growing field, not only in the United States but throughout the world.

Students may earn an associate degree and/or a bachelor's degree with a major in hospitality management. The Associate of Applied Science degree articulates with the bachelor's degree. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science program exposes students to advanced management concepts in lodging, food and beverage, or event management.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the hospitality management program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate customer and guest service practices, skills and behaviors required during customer involvement that contribute to customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of fundamental principles of leadership and the ability to work with a group of people to formulate rational solutions to hospitality operational problems.
  • Demonstrate quality food preparation and presentation skills, using appropriate health, safety, sanitation and environmental protection procedures in hospitality.
  • Demonstrate the use and knowledge of current technologies in the hospitality industry. Explain key factors in the design, development and maintenance of the industry facilities and apply relevant technologies in ways that enhance organizational performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to market hospitality goods and services effectively and responsibly.
  • Analyze legal, ethical, and socio-political considerations affecting organizations to make management decisions.
  • Demonstrate use of accepted accounting practice and sound financial management.

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General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Quantitative Reasoning
Arts and Humanites6
Natural Sciences7
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Social Sciences6
Normal Nutrition
Support Courses
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
Major Requirements
Must earn a C or better, Courses cannot be taken Credit/No Credit
HMGT 1500Introduction to Hospitality Industry3
HMEC 1550Human Ecology Professions1
FNUT 1553
Food Science and Management Principles
and Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory
HMGT 2603Hospitality Managerial Accounting 14
or ACCT 1503 Elementary Accounting
FNUT 2612
Food Systems: Operation, Production, and Service
and Food Systems: Operations, Production, and Service Laboratory
HMGT 2622Hotel Management3
HMGT 2691Hospitality Cooperative Work Experience3
HMGT 3719Facilities Management4
CHFM 3731Individual and Family Development3
HMGT 3745Hospitality Marketing and Sales4
HMGT 4804Hospitality Industry Law and Ethics3
HMEC 4836Internship5
HMEC 4890Communication of Contemporary Issues3
HMGT 4896Hospitality Operations Management3
HMGT 5825 - Recreation and Leisure3
Concentration in Human Ecology or Minor
Select a Concentration & Electives or Minor & Electives.18
A. Concentration in Human Ecology
Select 12 s.h. in HMGT, FNUT, HMEC coursework.
Select 6 s.h. upper-division electives.
B. Minor & Electives (18 s.h.)
Select 6 upper-division s.h.
Total Semester Hours118
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
HMGT 1500 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
Social and Personal Awareness Elective 3
FNUT 1553
Food Science and Management Principles
and Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
 Semester Hours16
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
FNUT 1551 Normal Nutrition 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
HMEC 1550 Human Ecology Professions 1
 Semester Hours13
Year 2
FNUT 2612 Food Systems: Operation, Production, and Service 3
FNUT 2612L Food Systems: Operations, Production, and Service Laboratory 2
HMGT 2603 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 1 4
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
 Semester Hours15
ECON 2630 Principles 2: Macroeconomics 3
Natural Science + Lab 4
PHIL 2625
Introduction to Professional Ethics
or Business Ethics
HMGT 2691 Hospitality Cooperative Work Experience 3
HMGT 2622 Hotel Management 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
HMGT 3719 Facilities Management 4
MKTG 3703 Marketing Concepts and Practice 3
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management 3
Concentration or Minor Coursework 6
 Semester Hours16
CHFM 3731 Individual and Family Development 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Concentration or Minor Coursework 3
 Semester Hours12
Year 4
HMGT 4804 Hospitality Industry Law and Ethics 3
HMGT 3745 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 4
HMEC 4890 Communication of Contemporary Issues 3
Concentration or Minor Coursework 6
 Semester Hours16
HMGT 4896 Hospitality Operations Management 3
HMEC 4836 Internship 5
Concentration or Minor Coursework 6
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours118