The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism (B.S.H.T.M) is to provide a degree program for students who desire to work in the growing hospitality arena. Today’s hospitality and tourism industry needs professionally educated individuals. Graduates will be qualified to work in amusement parks, hotels and motels, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, travel industry, convention centers and as event and meeting planners.
While the degree will be housed alongside the School of Business for administrative purposes, it will be exempt from AACSB review due to its relatively low level of business content.
Students who complete the B.S. in H&T degree program will acquire proficiency in the following areas:
- basic principles that underlie the industry
- food and beverage operations
- financial and accounting reports for the industry, including costs, revenues, and profits
- the interrelationships of hospitality functional areas in guest satisfaction
- legal, ethical, social and international topics affecting the industry
- national, international and intercultural factors on the industry
- communication differences among cultures and socio-economic classes and how these impact the industry
- ethics and its impact on industry leadership and decision-making
- human resource management
- organizational effectiveness
- industry marketing
- strategic application of communication message format
What to expect
In the classroom
What can you expect? Expect a life-changing journey. Our classroom experience is dynamic; we bring students and faculty together from diverse backgrounds, both professionally and culturally. We combine quality academics with individual attention from dedicated faculty. Our students work and interact with our school's leading professors in small classroom settings that provide a unique relationship-based, learning environment that focuses on real life learning scenarios to enhance student’s problem solving skills.
Outside the classroom
What can you expect? Expect to be challenged; our H.T.M. program will take you out of the classroom where you will put those in-class skills to the test with our hands on approach. You will participate in our Sophomore Sojourn, fieldtrips, and internships to connect the classroom material to real world experiences. Why is this so important? Because learning doesn’t simply come from a course or a textbook, learning comes from doing.
See the Hospitality and Tourism Planning Sheet for course requirements.