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Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Do you love to travel and immerse yourself in diverse cultures? Whether sailing the seas on a cruise ship, running a hotel, restaurant, quaint bed and breakfast, or working in a corporate office, the tourism and hospitality management program prepares students to succeed in the world of travel and tourism - one of the world's fastest growing industries.

Tourism and Hospitality ranks 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!

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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Program Summary Credit Hours

General Education Requirements (55 Credit Hours)
The following courses are required cognates and meet general education requirements:
FIN 205 Theory and Practice of Personal Finance
ECON 202 Principles of Economics: Macro
Math 250 Elements of Statistics

College of Business Core (24 Credit Hours)
Tourism and Hospitality Core (21 Credit Hours)
Concentration Requirement (12 Credit Hours)
Free Electives (8 Credit Hours)
Total 120 Credit Hours

Business Core - 24 Hours

ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting I
BCOM 301 Business Communication
GBUS 204 Business Law I
INF 250 Intro. to Web Development
MGT 101 Introduction to Business
MGT 301 Management Principles
MGT 611 Human Resource Management
MKT 301 Marketing Principles

Major Core - 21 Hours

THM 620 Principles and Practices in Tourism and Hospitality Management
THM 621 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
THM 622 Service Operations Management
THM 625 International Hospitality: Problems and Planning
THM 629 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Internship
MIS 304 Management Information Systems
LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts

Choose ONE of the three concentrations (12 Hours)

Hospitality Operations Concentration
THM 623 Meetings, Conventions, and Events Management
THM 624 Hotel and Resort Management
THM 626 Food and Beverage Management
THM 627 Casino Management

Events Management Concentration
THM 623 Meetings, Conventions, and Events Management
THM XXX Catering and Special Events
THM XXX Facilities Management and Space Design
THM XXX Hospitality and Convention Sales

Heath & Wellness Tourism Operations Concentration
THM 601 Special Topics in THM
THM 628 Introduction to Health and Wellness Tourism
THM 630 Spa Facility and Destination Management
THM 631 Medical Tourism

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