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Hospitality Management - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (69-75 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
  ENG 30063 Business and Professional Writing 3
  HM 13022 Sanitation and Safety Principles and Practices
    13023 Techniques of Food Production 5
    13024 Introduction to Hospitality Management 2
    23030 Lodging Operations 3
    33020 Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry 3
    33026 Hospitality Cost Control and Analysis 5
    33028 Hospitality Purchasing 3
    33029 Catering and Banquet Preparation and Service 5
    33050 Professional Practices in Hospitality Management 1
    43025 Hospitality Marketing 3
WIC   43027 Hospitality Human Resource Management* 3
    43031 Layout and Design of Food Service Operations 3
ELR   43092 Practicum/Hospitality Management 3-6
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
    24163 Principles of Management 3
    34180 Human Resource Management 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  Choose from the following professional electives: 9-12
  FIN 36053 Business Finance (3)
  HM 21095 Special Topics in Hospitality Management (1-4)

    23012 Food Study (3)
    33031 Food, Wine and Beverage Pairing (3)  
    33035 Hospitality Service Quality Management (3)
    33036 Club Management (3)
    33040 Hotel Convention Sales and Services (3)  
    33070 International Cuisine (4)  
    37777 Casino Management and Gaming Operations (3)

    41095 Special Topics in Hospitality Management (1-4)  
    43029 Hospitality Financial Policy (3)  
    43040 Strategic Lodging Management (3)  
    43043 Hospitality Meetings Management (3)  
    43044 Hospitality Meetings Management Laboratory (2)  
  RPTM 26060 Introduction to Global Tourism (3)  
    36060 Commercial Recreation and Tourism (3)  
    46000 Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
KMC MATH 11008

Explorations in Modern Mathematics (3)
Modeling Algebra (4)
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition 3
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 3-4

General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division hours)

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned with to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Note: During the junior year and prior to taking HM 33050 and 43092, student must be admitted to the professional phase by providing documentation of the following graduation requirements to the Vacca Office of Student Services: minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA; minimum 2.250 GPA in major coursework; First Aid Certificate; CPR certificate; 400 hours of approved work hours within the hospitality industry; ServSafe® Certificate; completion of HM 13022, 13023, 13024 and 23030.