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Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management - BS

The Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management bachelor’s degree program provides a unique combination of culinary skills and hospitality management. The focus is on current restaurant and food service management industry topics. The program also develops proficiency in the area of beverage management. Other areas of study include critical thinking, financial analysis, leadership and customer awareness in order to prepare students for a management career in the food service industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, the food and beverage industry is the largest U.S. employer besides the government.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply management skills within a food service operation.
  • Demonstrate personal accountability and professionalism in a food and beverage environment.
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems and make ethically sound decisions.
  • Identify and communicate long-range vision and strategy for a food service company.
  • Apply technical skills in a food service setting.

This program includes a unique hands-on rotational internship experience at a Johnson & Wales-owned facility, or at one of our partner properties.

Value-added certifications within the degree include an industry-recognized responsible alcohol service certification, the national sanitation certification (a graduation requirement), recognized by the Conference for Food Protection and the International School of Mixology Bartending Certificate.

Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Major Courses
FSM1001Introduction to the Food Service Field4.5
FSM1065Food Safety and Sanitation Management *1.5
FSM2055Beverage Appreciation4.5
FSM2080Food Service Operations **4.5
FSM2099Food Service Management Internship13.5
FSM3020Dining Service Management4.5
FSM4061Advanced Food Service Operations Management4.5
FSM4880Beverage Operations Management4.5
CUL1315Stocks, Sauces and Soups3
CUL1335Traditional European Cuisine3
CUL1355New World Cuisine3
CUL1385Fundamentals of Food Service Production3
CUL1395Purchasing and Production Identification3
CUL4045Spirits and Mixology Management4.5
HOSP2011Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management4.5
HOSP2030Hospitality Human Resources and Diversity Leadership4.5
HOSP3050Hospitality Strategic Marketing4.5
HOSP4060Hospitality Management Seminar4.5
Related Professional Studies
ACCT2003Hospitality Accounting I4.5
ACCT2004Hospitality Accounting II4.5
ACCT3025Hospitality Financial Management4.5
CAR0010Career Capstone1
LAW2010Hospitality Law4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Integrative Learning Science with Humanities/Social Sciences
Integrative Learning Senior Level
Arts and Humanities 9
Ethics of Business Leadership
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
One SCI-designated course
Social Sciences 9
One course from LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Elective ***
22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 22.5
Total Credits184.0

Students must pass a national exam that is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection as a graduation requirement.


FSM2080  may be substituted with FSM2095 in Charlotte, Denver, and North Miami.


In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad or a directed work experience. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication

Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of history, sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.

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