Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Hospitality Management

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Hospitality Management

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 globally.

Students may earn an associate degree (AAS- 2 year) and/or a bachelor's degree (BSAS - 4 year) with a major in Hospitality Management. The Associate of Applied Science degree articulates seamlessly with the baccalaureate degree. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science program exposes students to advanced management concepts in lodging, food and beverage, or event management.

For more information, visit the Criminal Justice and Consumer Sciences Department in Cushwa Hall, Room 2161, or contact Dr. Jay Lee at

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)
PHIL 2625Introduction to Professional Ethics3
or PHIL 2628 Business Ethics
Arts and Humanities Elective3
Natural Sciences (2 courses; 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)
FNUT 1551Normal Nutrition3
SPA Elective3
Social Sciences (6 s.h.)
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Support Courses
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
MKTG 3703Marketing Concepts and Practice3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
Major Requirements
Must earn a C or better, Courses cannot be taken Credit/No Credit
HMEC 15501
HMGT 1500Introduction to Hospitality Industry3
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 1512Food Safety and Sanitation1
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 4836Internship4
HMEC 48903
HMGT 4896Hospitality Operations Management3
Select 6 upper-division electives6
Concentration in Human Ecology or Minor
Select (A) Concentration in Human Ecology courses or (B) a Minor:19
A. Concentration in Human Ecology
Select 12 s.h. in CHFM, HMGT, FNUT, HMEC or MRCH coursework.
Select 6 s.h. upper-division electives.
B. Minor and Electives to reach 120 hours
Total Semester Hours120-122
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 1
HAHS 1500 2
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
FNUT 1512 Food Safety and Sanitation 1
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 and Social Responsibilities of Business 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
 Semester Hours16
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
HMEC Concentration or Minor Electives 6
 Semester Hours16
CHFM 3731 Individual and Family Development 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
HMEC Concentration or Minor Electives 3
 Semester Hours12
Year 4
HMGT 4804 Hospitality Industry Law and Ethics 3
HMGT 3745 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 4
HMEC 4890 3
HMEC Concentration or Minor Electives 6
 Semester Hours16
HMGT 4896 Hospitality Operations Management 3
HMEC 4836 Internship 4
HMEC Concentration or Minor Electives 6
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours120

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.