The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism is to provide a degree program for students who desire to work in the growing hospitality arena. 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. 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 agencies, convention centers and as event and meeting planners.
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
See the Hospitality and Tourism Planning Sheet for course requirements.