Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Degree Program Overview

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management are able to:

The mission of a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is to prepare students for managerial positions in the dynamic and increasingly global hospitality and tourism industry, as well as for the development of human resources in this field. Graduates are able to enter professional positions in tourism, hospitality, restaurant, and event management fields such as convention and visitors’ centers, destination management organizations, conference centers, resorts, casinos, hotels, theme parks, theaters, restaurants, and clubs. Field work experience permits students to draw the links between theory taught in the classroom and practice observed in the field, thus improving their education and skills.

B.S. in Hospitality Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management are able to:

  • Apply technical and management skills in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Identify and communicate a long-range vision and strategy for a service organization.
  • Plan and monitor the revenue activity of a hotel or facility.

  • Participate in financial activities such as the setting of room rates, the establishment of budgets, and the allocation of funds to departments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

What You Will Learn

With the Hospitality and Tourism degree, students gain the skills to further their careers and to make a meaningful impact on the world while doing something they love.

Students will acquire the skills needed to lead a financially sound business, develop strong management skills and develop sound business strategies. In addition, students learn about tourism’s impact on resources and communities, and develop strategies that will ensure a more sustainable future for the industry.

Fieldwork experience permits our students to draw the links between theory and practice, improving their education and skills. For that reason, students complete two internships in the hospitality and tourism field toward the end of their degree program. This integration of theory and practice forms the foundation of our curriculum design and instructional delivery.

Core Courses & Requirements

  • COMP 125 The Digital World
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics

  • MATH 110 College Algebra
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability

Available Concentrations

Hospitality Management Concentration Courses

  • HOSP 350 Hotel Property and Facilities Management
  • HOSP 360 Hotel Front Office Management
  • HOSP 370 Housekeeping Management

  • HOSP 450 Hotel Convention Sales and Services
  • HOSP 460 Supervision & Leadership in Hospitality
  • HOTO 470 Hospitality and Tourism Law

International Business Concentration Courses

  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • MGMT 303 International Business Management
  • MGMT 311 Supply Chain Management

  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)

Marketing Concentration Courses

  • MRKT 350 Salesmanship
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MKRT 425 Consumer Behavior

  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)
  • MRKT 490 Marketing and Social Media

Tourism Management Concentration Courses

  • TOUR 350 Travel Agency Management
  • TOUR 360 Medical Tourism
  • TOUR 370 Transportation and Tourism Management

  • TOUR 450 Global Travel and Tourism
  • TOUR 460 Sustainable Tourism
  • HOTO 470 Hospitality and Tourism Law

Restaurant and Foodservice Management Concentration Courses

  • REST 350 Restaurant Management
  • REST 360 Food and Beverage Management
  • REST 370 Food Safety and Sanitation Managemen

  • REST 450 Purchasing for Food Service
  • REST 460 Catering Operations
  • HOTO 470 Hospitality and Tourism Law

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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