The major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, may be completed as a four-year program for entering freshmen or as an upper-division program for transfer students.
The major embodies the civic mission of the College by building integrative communities that serve the needs of our students, neighbors and region by establishing career paths and opportunities for “committed participation” in three distinct, but interconnected areas: Tourism, Hotel Management, and Health Care Hospitality. The major places strong emphasis on general well-being of our environment, our neighbors, and visitors to the region. The Tourism concentration emphasizes sustainability, such as food-to-table, eco-tourism and agri-tourism. The hotel management concentration integrates sustainability at its core, and the health care hospitality concentration focuses on how individuals experience care in medical and non-profit environments. Hospitality and Tourism Management professionals today are not only required to have special knowledge specific to their area of concentration, but also are required to have an understanding of the humanities, behavioral sciences, social sciences, and natural sciences. As such, all Hospitality and Tourism Management majors must complete all required liberal arts credits, which are designed to enhance their ability to reason logically, to think critically, to develop a value system, and to make decisions ethically. To this end, all majors are required to complete an internship relative to their area of concentration.
Hospitality and Tourism Management: All students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management must complete the following curriculum: students must fulfill the requirements of the liberal arts core curriculum. The following liberal arts course are required by the department: