Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tourism and Hospitality Management is one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation, ranking in the top three industries in all 50 states.  Travel and tourism in the United States is a $1.3-trillion industry and is among the nation's largest employers with 13 million direct travel-related jobs.  If you are interested in organizing events, making sure conferences go smoothly, and ensuring that hotels run like a well-oiled machine, tourism and hospitality management is the program for you!

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Possible Careers: Cruise Director, Casino Manager, Event Planner, Restaurant Owner, Meeting and Convention Management

Hays Daily News, the local newspaper, interviewed Dr. Stacey Smith, the Tourism and Hospitality Management Director.  Check out what they had to say!

To graduate with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management you must complete the following:
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Business Core - 24 Hours

  • ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 101 Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 204 Business Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 301 Management Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 301 Marketing Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 250 Intro. to Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • BCOM 301 Business Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 611 Human Resource Management (3 Credit Hours)

Major Core - 21 Hours

  • THM 620 Principles & Practices in Tourism & Hospitality Mgt. (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM 621 Tourism & Hospitality Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 622 Service Operations (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 304 Management Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 300 Intro to Leadership Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM 625 International Hospitality: Problems & Planning (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM 629 Tourism & Hospitality Industry Internship (3 Credit Hours)

Choose ONE of the following three concentrations (12 Hours)

Hospitality Operations Concentration

  • THM 623 Meetings, Conventions, & Event Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM 624 Hotel & Resort Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 673 Food & Beverage Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM XXX Casino Management (3 Credit Hours)

Event Management Concentration

  • THM 623 Meetings, Conventions, & Event Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM XXX Catering & Special Events (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM XXX Facilities Management & Space Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • THM XXX Hospitality & Convention Sales (3 Credit Hours)

Wellness Facilities Operations Concentration

  • THM XXX Spa Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 313 Health Promotion & Wellness (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 371 Leisure Programming (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 432 Event & Facility Management (3 Credit Hours)
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