Degree Type: B.S.
CIP Code 52.0901
Major Code HMA
Department Code DEA
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Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, in CHTL at the USFSM, prepares graduates for global leadership positions in the hospitality industry through foundational knowledge of hospitality operations and experiences that develop critical thinkers who promote diversity, ethical responsibility, lifelong learning, and community engagement.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management Student Learning Outcomes: Upon graduation, students in the Hospitality Management Program will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and apply business concepts and skills relevant to the operational areas of hospitality management.
  2. Describe and apply the fundamental principles of leadership and model the behavior of effective leaders.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  4. Analyze information and make ethical decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Embrace and promote diversity, community engagement, and lifelong learning.

Industry Experience

Students must complete a total of 1000 hours of industry experience.

  • 650 hours prior to taking HFT 4945
  • 300 hours while enrolled in HFT 4945
  • 50 hours of service learning/community engagement is required for review by the faculty. Many service learning opportunities are available to students throughout the community.

State-Mandated Common Prerequisites

State Prerequisite Course USFSM Course Offering
 Course Number Credit Hours
ACG X021 or ACG X022 or (ACF X001 and ACF X011) ACG 2021  3
ACG X071 ACG 2071  3
ECO X013 ECO 2013  3
ECO X023 ECO 2023  3


Program of Study


Required Communications Courses (6 credit hours)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
COM 3110 Communication for Business and the Professions 3 None
SPC 2608 Public Speaking 3 None
ENC 3310 Expository Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 AND ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 AND ENC 1122
ENC 3250 Professional Writing 3 PR: ENC 1101 AND ENC 1102 OR ENC 1121 AND ENC 1122

 Required Core Courses   (42 credit hours) no grade lower than “C-“ and 2.00 GPA)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
FIN 3403 Principle of Finance 3 PR: ACG 2071, ECO 2013, ECO 2023
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3 None
FSS 3231 Introduction to Food Preparation Management 3 None
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 3 None
HFT 3263 Restaurant Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, FSS 3231; CP: HFT 3424   HFT 3424 can be taken as a pre-requisite or co-requisite
HFT 3423 Hospitality Information Systems 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 3603 Hospitality Industry Law & Leadership Ethics 3 None
HFT 4323 Facilities Management in the Hospitality Industry 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4221 Human Resource Management 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 PR: HFT 3003
HFT 4471 Management Accounting & Finance for the Hospitality Industry 3 PR: HFT 3003 and FIN 3403
HFT 4945 Hospitality Leadership & Internship 3 Senior Standing; Before students take the HFT 4945 Advanced Internship class, they must complete 650 documented working hours in the hospitality industry.   300 required internship hours must be completed during HFT 4945 within the Hospitality Industry plus 50 service learning hours.  Departmental approval needed and must be in senior standing.

Approved Electives (6 credit hours)

Student may choose any upper level HFT course from the following.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
HFT 3700 Tourism Management  3 None  
HFT 3770 Cruise Line Operations and Management 3 None
HFT 3861 Beverage Management 3 None  
HFT 4277 Club Management  3 None  
HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management 3 None
HFT 4757 Event Management 3 None
HFT 4930 Special Topics in Hospitality 1-3 None