Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) 52.0901

Mission Statement

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management Program Learning Outcomes (PLO’s): 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 decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Evaluate diversity and ethical considerations relevant to the hospitality industry.

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 such as the HospitaBull Evening, Brunch on the Bay, USFSM Golf Tournament and other campus/community events.

Required State Mandated Common Prerequisites (12 credit hours)

The following prerequisite courses required with no grade lower than a “C-“.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Prerequisites Notes
ACG 2021 or ACG 2022  Principles of Financial Accounting 3    
ACG 2001 and ACG 2011   3    
ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3    
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 3    
ECO 2023 Microeconomics 3    

Required Communications Courses (6 credit hours)

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

 Required Core Courses (42 credit hours ) no grade lower than “C-“ and 2.0 GPA)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Prerequisites Notes
FIN 3403 Principle of Finance 3 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 HFT 3003, FSS 3231; Co-requisite HFT 3424 Co-requisite can be taken in the same semester as HFT 3263;
HFT 3423 Hospitality Information Systems 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 3603 Law and Ethics for the Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 3003  Name change effective Spring 2014. Current title is Law and Security for the Hospitality Industry. 
HFT 4323 Facilities Management in the Hospitality Industry 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 4221 Human Resource Management 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 HFT 3003  
HFT 4471 Management Accounting & Finance for the Hospitality Industry 3 FIN 3403, HFT 3003  
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. Departmental approval needed and must be in senior standing.

Required Electives (6 credit hours)

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

Course Number Title Credit Hours Prerequisites 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 HFT 3003  
HFT 4930 Special Topics in Hospitality 1-3 HFT 3003  
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