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.
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:
Students in this major must receive a C or better in the following courses:
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 obtain a concentration in club management by completing the following two courses in addition to HRTM 285 - Club Management and HRTM 495 - Hospitality and Tourism Internship (must be completed in a club setting), which are listed below in the Major Area Coursework section.
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must be passed with a grade of C or higher
Choose 1 from the following:
Two approved CC-SCI courses from the natural sciences including one laboratory selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science or Physics
College of HRSM students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test or by completing one foreign language course through 110 or 121.
*Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements -- Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.
Chosen in consultation with advisor; at least 6 hours must be from HRTM
a minimum grade of C is required in all major courses
Chosen in consultation with an advisor; at least 6 hours must be from HRTM.
Students may obtain a Club Management Concentration by completing HRTM 285 and HRTM 495 in a club setting. The following Club Management courses count toward the 12 hours of Major Electives.
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.
See "3. Program Requirements" section.
The number of approved electives needed for the Hospitality Management Major Curriculum depends upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core Requirements and the optional selection of a minor. Any course in the University can be used to satisfy the elective requirement, including additional electives in the major field area.
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