Tourism & Hospitality Management - B.S.

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The Tourism & Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree program provides a broad-based option for students, incorporating the hotel, travel-tourism and food segments of the hospitality industry with special focus given to travel-tourism.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in the travel and hospitality industry.
  • Use decision–support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes in the travel and hospitality industry.
  • Leverage critical thinking and knowledge of industry trends and conditions to enhance guest experience within the travel and hospitality industry.

  • Produce travel and tourism plans that have the potential to maximize the positive effect of tourism on a destination.

This program places an emphasis on tourism as the glue that holds the industry together, especially in course offerings and the term-long experiential learning program. The highlight of the degree is the Familiarization (FAM) Tour, a class project that includes planning a trip to a domestic or international destination. Students are required to research, budget, plan, promote and implement the tasks of a tour escort and tour guide.

Graduates may be employed in all industry segments due to the program's more generalized curriculum, but the emphasis on travel-tourism provides specific career options in destination marketing organizations such as convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism offices, resorts, tour operators, travel industry suppliers such as airlines, cruise lines or ground transportation, and various international operators.

Tourism & Hospitality Management

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

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Major Courses
COHM3799College of Hospitality Management Intermediate Internship *13.5
FSM2065Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry4.5
HOSP1001Orientation to the Hospitality Industry4.5
HOSP1080Technology in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry4.5
HOSP2011Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management4.5
MGMT2001Human Resource Management4.5
MRKT3045Social Media Marketing4.5
SEE3850Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management4.5
TRVL2801World Geography for Tourism and Hospitality4.5
TRVL3010Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability4.5
TRVL3030International Policies of Tourism4.5
TRVL3035Tour Management Operations **4.5
TRVL4011Destination Management Organization4.5
TRVL4160Travel and Tourism Strategic Management Seminar4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level.
Arts and Humanities 9
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
Social Sciences 9
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
Free Electives #
22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 22.5
Total Credits180.0

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‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser 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's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.