Bachelor of Science in Hospitality

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Reach your career goals with a hospitality degree

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.

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Hospitality Degree Overview

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.

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“I really enjoyed the course work and being able to complete it when it was convenient for me. The course schedule allowed me to make progress quickly.”

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Hospitality Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credit hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics MATH 110 College Algebra
30 credits
  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting II
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MGMT 230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 250 Introduction to Business Analysis
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing
12 credits
  • HOSP 100 Introduction to Hospitality
  • TOUR 110 Principles of Tourism
  • HOTO 220 Customer Service Management
  • HOTO 230 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Upper Division (60 credits)

Prerequisites for Upper Division Courses
  • Successful completion of general education course requirements
  • Successful completion of lower division core courses
18 credits
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
12 credits
  • MGMT 305 Organizational Communications
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management
18 credits>
  • HOTO 300 Meetings and Events Management
  • HOTO 310 Technology in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • HOTO 320 Revenue Management
  • HOTO 435 Strategic Management and Planning for Hospitality and Tourism
  • HOTO 490 Hospitality and Tourism Internship I 107
  • HOTO 495 Hospitality and Tourism Internship II
At least 18 credits in upper division business, hospitality, or tourism courses which may include one of the concentrations below.

Hospitality Requirements & Outcomes

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.
  • 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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Bachelor in Hospitality Jobs & Opportunities

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

Planning Analyst

Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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Hospitality 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

Restaurant and Food Service Management Concentration Courses

  • REST 350 Restaurant Management
  • REST 360 Food and Beverage Management
  • REST 370 Food Safety and Sanitation Management
  • REST 450 Purchasing for Food Service
  • REST 460 Catering Operations
  • HOTO 470 Hospitality and Tourism Law

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

Bachelor in Hospitality Frequently Asked Questions

Hospitality is one of our undergraduate programs. This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to oversee the administrative, operational, and commercial activities of hospitality firms daily.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning a Bachelor’s in Hospitality will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

A Bachelor of Science in Hospitality is designed to prepare students for management jobs in the fast-paced and increasingly global hospitality and tourism field. With this degree, you will be eligible for roles like travel agent, food service manager, holiday counselor, restaurant manager, and food and beverage director, among other job positions.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online Hospitality program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to study Hospitality. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.