Skip to main content

This is your Donation message.

Academic Program Guide

Hospitality Management and Tourism

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Spring 2017and after)

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 multicultural 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 (course and/or GPA) 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.

Hospitality Management and Tourism is a limited-access major. To be admitted to the major, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a “C minus" or better in the Admission Prerequisite Courses (MAC1105, HFT1000, CGS2100 or CGS2518 and either ECO2013 or ECO2023) and have the required overall GPA of a 2.50 or higher.

Students should complete multicultural (x/y) requirements through their General Education coursework.

Mapping Coordinator: Kim Burkes

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
Milestones 1
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
IFS course3
GE Natural Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
Milestones 2
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
CGS 2100 Microcomputer Applications or CGS2518 Spreadsheets3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
Oral Communication Competency course3
SIP course3
Milestones 3
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Complete ECO2013 or ECO2023 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CGS2100 or CGS2518 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
Writing course3
HFT Elective3
Milestones 4
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete HFT1000 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 5 hrs
HFT 3806 Introduction to Food/Beverage Management3
HFT 3424 Hospitality Financial Analysis3
HFT Elective3
Milestones 5
Complete HFT3424 or HFT3806 with a final grade of C minus or higher
Term 6 hrs
HFT 3431 Hospitality Managerial Accounting3
HFT 3603 Law for Hospitality Operations3
HFT Elective3
HFT 3941 (Internship)3
Milestones 6
Complete BOTH HFT3424 and HFT3806 with a final grade of C minus or higher in each
Term 7 hrs
HFT 4471 Revenue Management in Hospitality3
HFT 4253 Lodging & Luxury Hotel Management3
HFT 4502 Integrated Marketing for Hospitality3
Milestones 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Term 8 hrs
HFT 4802 Catering Management3
HFT 4224 Hospitality Leadership and Ethics3
HFT Elective3
HFT 4941 (Work Expereince) 0
Milestones 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

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

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

View Hospitality Management and Tourism Program Guide