Hospitality Management, B.S.
The Bachelor of Science with a major in Hospitality Management is designed to prepare students for managerial positions in the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, and private clubs.
The mission of the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for challenging careers in the hospitality and tourism industry, conduct applied research that impacts the hospitality and tourism industry on a global level, and to provide professional and community service that promotes the economic development of the state of South Carolina and throughout the world.
The program provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses in general education, business, and hospitality and tourism management, combined with relevant operational management experience under the guidance of supervision of industry professionals and program faculty.
The program prepares students for responsible citizenship roles in business and society. It enables them to understand and apply the concepts of problem-solving in general, and in organizational and industry-related issues.
The HRTM faculty provide uncompromising individualized attention to meeting the educational needs of our students, and assume very active and influential roles in numerous professional organizations at all levels
Degree Requirements (120 Hours)
In order to enroll in the Professional Division of the Hospitality Management program, a student must complete 48 credit hours in the courses indicated as Pre-Professional Division with a minimum grade point average of 2.25. Pre-Professional Division courses include the following:
Course Grade Requirements
Students in this major must receive a C or better in the following courses:
ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem Solving (6-8 Hours)
Plus an additonal course from one of the following:
2. College of HRSM Required Courses (21 Hours)
Pre-Professional Division College of HRSM Required Courses (9 Hours)
College of HRSM Required Courses (12 Hours)
College of HRSM Required Courses ( 21 Hours)
4. Major Area Course work (51 Hours)
Pre-Professional Division Major Courses (21 Hours)
Professional Division Major Required Courses (18 Hours)
Students must complete the Carolina Core CMW, CMS, and ARP courses, Pre-Professional College Required courses, Pre-Professional Major Courses and Pre-professional related courses before taking any one Professional Major Course listed here.
Professional Division Elective Courses (12 Hours)
Chosen in consultation with advisor; at least 6 hours must be from HRTM.
Major Courses ( 39 Hours)
HRTM Elective Courses (12 Hours)
5. Approved Free Elective Courses ( 3-8 Hours)
The Hospitality Management Major Curriculum includes 3 to 8 hours of approved electives depending on how students fulfill the Carolina Core Requirements. Any course in the university can be used to satisfy the elective requirement including additional electives in the major.
5. Approved Free Elective Courses ( 6-11 Hours)
The Hospitality Management Major Curriculum includes 6 to 11 hours of approved electives depending on how students fulfill the Carolina Core Requirements. Any course in the university can be used to satisfy the elective requirement including additional electives in the major.
Minor Requirements for Hospitality Management
Minors are optional for Hospitality Management majors and may be in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM as well as any other University program with an approved minor. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.
Students may choose to pursue a specialization. A specialization in club management may be obtained by the completing the following: (15 Hours)
3. Related Area Coursework (9 Hours)
Pre-Professional Division Related Area Course Required Course (3 Hours)
Related Area Required Courses (6 Hours)
3. Related Area Coursework ( 6 Hours)
Under the Banner System, the pre-professional/professional division requirement restrict students from gaining access to some professional devision courses, even if they have the prerequisite for those courses, unless they have fulfilled all pre-professional course requirements. Current course prerequisites now eliminate any need for the old pre-professional/professional devision in HRTM.
We want to align the HM program degree requirements with the TM program degree requirements. TM does not have the pre-rpofessional/professional devisions.
The curriculum for Hospitality will no longer contain a Lower Division (Pre-professional) / Upper Division (Professional) level component. The levels were introduced many years ago to enforce prerequisites, but are no longer needed due to the new technology of the Self Service Carolina (SSC). Because of the new technology and course restrictions, students begin to have difficulty with course registration, requiring many course overrides. Eliminating the lower and upper division levels and only requiring prerequisites will resolve student registration issues. It will also allow the format of the Hospitality curriculum to become more similar to tourism which does not have an upper/lower division component.
CSCE 101: This change will align the Hospitality Management (HM) program in HRTM with the rest of the programs in the HRSM College and the university. With this change, HM will now allow CSCE 101 and above under the CSCE option to fulfill the ARP requirement.
Last year, in order to comply with a request from the Provost Office, HRTM reduced the number of credit hours required for graduation for its Hospitality Management and Tourism Management degree programs from 127 to 120. In doing so, 7 credit hours of free electives were cut. Now, in an effort to consolidate its required course offerings and build more flexibility into the degree, HRTM is proposing to drop one of its required marketing courses, MKTG 350 (3), as a required “related area course” and add the extra 3 credit hours into free electives for both degree programs. Undergraduate student advisors in the College of HRSM will recommend MKTG 350 as a free elective and notify the BA School so that they can plan for enrollments accordingly.
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Buchan, Nancy" <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>
Date: December 15, 2016 at 2:33:39 PM EST
To: "GILLENTINE, ANDY" <AGILLENTINE@hrsm.sc.edu<mailto:AGILLENTINE@hrsm.sc.edu>>
Subject: RE: MKT 350
Pls. forgive my belated ness in getting back to you.
We will be fine with the proposed change. Satish Jaychandran, the chair of marketing, just had this comment:
I just needed to know so that we can project the demand. Also, we will treat it like a standard elective where they will get in on a seats-available basis after we cater to the needs of BA majors and minors. Given our capacity constraints, that is the best we can do.
Thanks for contacting us and let us know if there’s anything else we need to do.
Have a most wonderful holiday,
Nancy R. Buchan, PhD.
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Associate Professor, International Business Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street • Columbia, SC 29208
From: GILLENTINE, ANDY [mailto:AGILLENTINE@hrsm.sc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:23 PM
To: Buchan, Nancy <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>
Subject: MKT 350
The School Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management is currently revising its curriculum requirements. Last year at the request of the Provost, the department reduced the number of hours required for graduation from 127-120. This year they are tackling the task of restructuring the courses included in the degree. As such, they have requested that Marketing 350 be changed from a “related area required course” to a “recommended elective.” Their hope is that this will allow students to have more electives within the degree so that they may choose areas of interest and emphasis. We still believe that many student will choose this course but others may wish to focus on other areas.
This proposed change will only affect students enrolled in HRTM and not those enrolled in other departments within the college of HRSM.
I hope the DMSOB will be supportive of this change. I am happy to discuss this with you further at any time.
Thank you for considering this inquiry.
Andy Gillentine, PhD
Associate Dean & Professor
College of Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management Carolina Coliseum
701 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
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Update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin in February 2018.