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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration
  • Course description
    The School of Hotel Administration's undergraduate degree in Hotel Administration is a rigorous four-year program that covers all aspects of hospitality management.

    Our faculty has designed a business-management curriculum that provides a solid foundation in all core business and management functions, along with broad choices in electives that invite students to explore their specific interests. Students can also choose an optional concentration to focus intensively in a particular area of the hospitality industry.

    The curriculum is carefully balanced between theory and practice—and with many opportunities for case studies and group projects, students are cultivating not just the necessary knowledge, but the leadership skills and professionalism that will enable them to assume cutting-edge roles in the next generation of the hospitality industry.

    All students graduate from the program having worked a required 800 hours in a hospitality-related field. This Practice Credit requirement ensures a balance between classroom learning and real-world practice.

    In addition to the degree requirements, the school offers many, varied special programs to enhance students' learning and living experiences.

    Bachelor's degree candidates at the School of Hotel Administration study all aspects of hospitality management, gaining the necessary knowledge and cultivating the skills for leadership in the world's largest global industry.

    To graduate with the B.S. in Hotel Administration, students will complete the following requirements:
    • Hotel Administration Core Courses
    • Hotel Administration Electives
    • Distributive Electives
    • Free Electives
    • Foreign Language
    • Physical Education
    • Practice Credit
    Optional programs for students:
    • Optional Hotel School Concentration
    • Management Intern Program (MIP)
    • Study Abroad
    • Statler Hotel Work Experience
    • Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Collaborative Degree Program
    Students must also:
    • Complete eight terms in residence, or the requirement designated for transfer students . To satisfy a term of resident study, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Under certain circumstances, a student may petition for early graduation.
    • Earn a minimum of 120 credits, exclusive of physical education credits.
    • Attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the prescribed course curriculum.
    • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in a full-time schedule of courses, in residence, in the final semester. Note: students must be on campus during the last semester. Exceptions for extraordinary circumstances may be petitioned, if all other graduation requirements - including Practice Credit, physical education, and language - have been met, and the student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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