Hospitality Management - B.S. Download to print
College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management prepares leaders for major hospitality industry segments through academic and research programs that value quality of life, business success, collaborative partnerships, creative approaches and ethical principles. Faculty members have advanced degrees in hospitality management and professional work experience in restaurants, hotels, club management, on-site food service, catering businesses and conference centers.
Hospitality management graduates manage restaurants, hotels, private clubs and other related hospitality businesses or plan social and corporate events that include food, beverage and lodging services. Sales management for food distribution companies or hotels and resorts are additional career paths for alumni. The National Restaurant Association projects the number of food service management positions to increase eight percent from 2010 to 2020. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a three percent increase in hotel and lodging managers and a thirteen percent increase in casino hotel managers from 2008 to 2018, and a thirty-three percent increase in meeting convention and event planning jobs from 2012-2022.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Prior to taking HM 33050 Professional Practices in Hospitality Management in the junior year and HM 43092 Practicum in Hospitality Management, students must be admitted to the professional phase of the program. For admission to the professional phase, students need to provide documentation of the following to the Vacca Office of Student Services:
To graduate, students must have a minimum of 120 credits, minimum 39 upper-division hours, complete course requirements specified for the degree and meet all of the requirements listed above, including the minimum of 2.250 major GPA and 2.000 cumulative.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
Student chapters of the Club Managers Association of America, the Professional Convention Management Association and Eta Sigma Delta Honorary provide opportunities for students to network with industry professionals and engage in community services.
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