Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to make an informed ethical decision.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective written communications skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate effective problem solving skills.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective oral communications skills.
  5. Students will demonstrate core competency skills of the hospitality and tourism industry to prepare them for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  6. Students will learn to apply core concepts of the hospitality and tourism industry to a business situation.
  7. Students will be able to identify cultural difference in the business environment.

Curriculum in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or same as other Physical Science2  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3 Humanities Elective2  6
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 1115 or 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 2785 or 2314 3  ECON 1203  3
Science    Social Science Elective2  3
BIOS2 3 Arts2  3
Other Physical Science 3    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ACCT 2100, 2130 6  MANG 2790, 3401, 3778  9
BA 2780, QMBE 2786, 2787 7  MKT 3501  3
ECON 1204, FIN 3300 6  Electives  7
HRT 2000, 2030 6  HRT or Business Electives  6
    Total 50
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
HRT 2020, 2050, 3002, 3011, 3016  13 HRT Electives  6
HRT 3017, 3140, 4000  9 MANG 3467  3
    Total 31
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study

College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 11591  3
MATH 1115 or 1125 or higher  3  MATH 2785 or 2314  3
ARTS  3  BIOS  3
Social Science  3  BA 2780  3
HRT 2000  3  ECON 1203  3
UNIV 10012  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ACCT 2100  3  ACCT 2130  3
ECON 1204  3  BIOS or same as 3rd term (EES, CHEM, PHYS)  3
EES, CHEM or PHYS  3  HRT Elective  3
HRT 2030  3  MANG 2790  3
Humanities  3  Elective  3
     HRT 3002  1
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 16
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
HRT 3017  3  Business Elective  3
HRT 3140  3  HRT 3011  3
Humanities  3  HRT Elective  3
Literature  3  MANG 3401  3
MKT 3501  3  Elective  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Business Elective  3 HRT Elective  3
FIN 3300  3 HRT 4000  3
Elective  3 MANG 3467  3
HRT 3016  3 MANG 3778  3
HRT Elective  3 Elective  1
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 13
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Required for all first-time full-time students.

Minor in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration

Students must complete 18 credit hours in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration with a letter grade of C or better in all courses as follows: Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 2000 and choose six credit hours from HRT 2020, 2030, 2050, and 2070. In addition, students must have nine credit hours at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Honors in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

To graduate with honors in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. Completion of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration.
  2. Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration courses, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  3. Completion of a Senior Honors Thesis, which includes earning six hours of credit for Senior Honors Thesis.
    1. Arrange for a faculty member in the relevant discipline to direct the thesis.
    2. Receive approval from the director of the Honors Program to register for Senior Thesis credit.
    3. Register for the course hours required by the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration for Senior Honors Thesis.
    4. Give an oral defense of the thesis to a committee composed of the thesis director, a member of the faculty selected by the director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration, and a representative of the Honors Program.