Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Tourism
About This Program
Students are guided to coursework and internship opportunities that will help them achieve their individual career goals.
Students will take courses designed to match industry requirements and expectations. Our curriculum challenges students to exercise creative thinking in marketing, communication, and facility operation settings. Courses are intended to provide students with the knowledge and experience they will need to understand current trends and applications in the hospitality and tourism industries. Upon graduation, HMT students will be able to apply their knowledge to business, management, and professional development skills.
Students are introduced to and complete hands-on projects focusing on several aspects of hospitality and tourism: Food & Beverage, Lodging, Attractions, Convention and Meeting Planning, Non-Profit Management and Special Event Coordinating. Courses such as, HMT 308: Principles of Food & Beverage, teaches students food service and menu planning concepts which they later use to complete their own restaurant critiques. In HMT 330: Meetings and Convention Management, students use hospitality industry websites like STR Global to analyze and interpret economic impacts of tourism developments in cities like San Diego, Chicago, and Las Vegas.
Other industry-focused courses offered include:
- Hotel Rooms Division Management
- Principles of Travel and Tourism
- Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
- Event Planning and Coordination
- Tourism and Planning Development
- Strategic Management in the Hospitality and Food Service Industry
- Beer, Wine, and Spirts Hospitality and Tourism in Kentucky
For a complete list of courses and their descriptions, please see our Curriculum Information.