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College of Human Ecology


Department of Hospitality Management


Robert M. O'Halloran, Chairperson, 152 Rivers Building

The B.S. degree in hospitality management requires students to complete a 45 credit hour hospitality core, a minor in business administration and 15 credit hours in a specialized hospitality track. Three tracks are offered within the BS degree in hospitality management: food and beverage; lodging; and, conventions and events planning. Students can complete both the BS in hospitality management and the MBA with the hospitality management option in only five years. The BS degree in hospitality management is also offered via distance learning.

BS in Hospitality Management

Each HMGT course must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
  2. Common Core - 42 s.h.
    HMGT 1350. Introduction to Hospitality Management (3) (F,S,SS)
    HMGT 1500. Multicultural Hospitality Management (3) (F,S)
    HMGT 2100. Lodging Systems Management I (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 1350)
    HMGT 2110. Principles of Food Preparation (2) (S,SS) (C: HMGT 2111)
    HMGT 2111. Principles of Food Preparation Laboratory (1) (S,SS) (C: HMGT 2110)
    HMGT 2200. Introduction to Conventions and Special Events (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 1350)
    HMGT 2591. Field Experience in Hospitality Management I (3) (F,S)
    HMGT 3110. Introduction to Quantity Food Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 2110, 2111)
    HMGT 3294. Hospitality Information Systems (3) (F,S) (P: MIS 2223, HMGT 1350)
    HMGT 3600. Lodging Systems Management II (3) (F,S) (P: ACCT 2101; HMGT 2100)
    HMGT 4244. Hospitality Law (3) (F,S) (P: FINA 2244; HMGT 2591)
    HMGT 4308. Purchasing and Cost Controls for Food Service Operations (3) (F,S,SS) (P: NUTR 3350 or HMGT 2591)
    HMGT 4440. Hospitality Marketing (3) (F,S) (P: MKTG 3832; HMGT 2591)
    HMGT 4450. Hospitality and Dietetics Human Resources Management (3) (WI) (S,SS) (P: NUTR 3350 or HMGT 2591)
    HMGT 4700. Hospitality Management Current Issues (3) (F,S) (P: Senior Standing; HMGT major)
  3. Concentration area (Choose one.) - 15 s.h.
    Hotel Management:
    HMGT 3750. Hospitality Facilities Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 3600)
    HMGT 3990. Field Experience in Lodging (3) (F,S,SS) (P: HMGT 2591, 3750, minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; consent of instructor)
    HMGT 4170. Hospitality Services Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 4110, 4111)
    HMGT 4650. Hospitality Financial Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 3600, FINA 3004)
    Select one from:
    HMGT 3393, HMGT 3832, HMGT 4400, HMGT 4495
    Food and Beverage Management:
    HMGT 3991. Field Experience in Food Service (3) (F,S,SS) (P: HMGT 2591, 4110, 4111, minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; consent of instructor)
    HMGT 4110, 4111. Quantity Food Production and Service Management and Lab (3, 2) (F,S,SS) (P: HMGT 3110, NUTR 3350 or HMGT 2591) (C: HMGT 4111)
    HMGT 4120. Wine and Beverage Management (1) (F,S) (P: HMGT 4110, 4111)
    HMGT 4170. Hospitality Services Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 4110, 4111)
    Select one from:
    HMGT 3393, HMGT 3750, HMGT 3832, HMGT 4400, HMGT 4995
    Convention and Special Events Management:
    HMGT 3200. Dimensions of Tourism (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 1350)
    HMGT 3992. Field Experience in Conventions and Special Events Management (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: HMGT 2591, 3200, minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; consent of instructor)
    HMGT 4200. Travel and Tourism Management (3) (S) (P: HMGT 3200)
    HMGT 4400. Convention Services Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 3600)
    Select one from:
    HMGT 3393, HMGT 3750, HMGT 3832, HMGT 4170, HMGT 4995
  4. Business administration minor - 24 s.h.
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Hospitality Management Minor

The minor in hospitality management requires 30 s.h. of credit as follows:

HMGT 1350. Introduction to Hospitality Management (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
HMGT 1500. Multicultural Hospitality Management (3) (F,S)
HMGT 2100. Lodging Systems Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 1350)
HMGT 2110. Principles of Food Preparation (2) (F,S,SS)
HMGT 2111. Principles of Food Preparation Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (C: HMGT 2110)
HMGT 2200. Introduction to Conventions and Special Events (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 1350)
HMGT 3110. Introduction to Quantity Food Management (3) (F,S) (P: HMGT 2110, 2111)
HMGT 3294. Hospitality Information Systems (3) (F,S) (P: MIS 2223, HMGT 2591)
HMGT 3600. Lodging Systems Management II (3) (F,S) (P: ACCT 2101; HMGT 2100)
Select two from:
HMGT 3832, 4170, 4244, 4400, 4450, 4995