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Academic Program Guide

Hospitality and Tourism Management

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available at BOTH the main campus in Tallahassee, FL and the Panama City, FL campus. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

This nationally and internationally known program was established in 1947 in recognition of the demand for industry executives with the kind of education tomorrow’s hospitality manager will need. The curriculum is designed so students not only learn the specialized knowledge needed for the hospitality industry but also understand the basic functions, objectives, and tools of management that are common to all executive roles.

To be admitted to the Hospitality and Tourism Management major, you must have completed at least 52 hours, and have earned a “C minus" or better in the Admission Prerequisite Courses (MAC1105, HFT1000, CGS2100 or CGS2518 (preferred) and either ECO2013 or ECO2023) and have the required overall college GPA of a 2.00 or higher.

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division Major
Admission to the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree requires the following:
1) Completion of at least 52 semester hours;
2) Satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework;
3) A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all college work attempted;
4) Successful completion of 1st & 2nd GE English and 1st & 2nd GE Math coursework.

Mapping Coordinator: Renee Dyehouse

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics or ECO 2023 Microeconomics3
GE History3
HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
GE Natural Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CGS 2100 Microcomputer Applications or CGS2518 Spreadsheets3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
Oral Communication Competency course3
SIP course3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
Writing course3
HFT or LEI Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete HFT1000 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete ECO2013 or ECO2023 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CGS2100 or CGS2518 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
HFT 3806 Introduction to Food/Beverage Management3
HFT 3424 Hospitality Financial Analysis3
HFT 3242 Hospitality Communications 3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete HFT3424 OR HFT3806 with a final grade of C minus or higher
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
HFT 3431 Hospitality Managerial Accounting3
HFT 3603 Law for Hospitality Operations3
HFT or LEI Elective3
GE Elective3
HFT 3941 (Internship)3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete BOTH HFT3424 and HFT3806 with a final grade of C minus or higher in each
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
HFT 4471 Revenue Management in Hospitality3
HFT 4253 Lodging & Luxury Hotel Management3
HFT 4502 Integrated Marketing for Hospitality3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
HFT 4802 Catering Management3
HFT 4224 Hospitality Leadership and Ethics3
HFT or LEI Elective3
GE Elective3
GE Elective3
HFT 4941 (Work Experience) 0
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Hotel or Restaurant General Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Food and Beverage, Guest Service Director, Meeting Planner, Cruise Line Director, Events Manager, Casino General Manager, Tourism Director, Chief Operating Officer

Representative Employers: Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts, Tourism Organizations, Beverage Producers/Distributors, Health Care Associations, Higher Education Institutions, Professional Associations, Retail Stores, Casinos, Cruise Ships, Theme Parks, Sports Organizations

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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