Tourism & Hospitality Management - B.S.
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
|ACCT2150||Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|ACCT3150||Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||3|
|HOSP1001||Orientation to the Hospitality Industry||3|
|HOSP1080||Technology in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry||3|
|HOSP2040||Human Resources Management in Service Organizations||3|
|HOSP3053||Hospitality Strategic Marketing||3|
|SEE3850||Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management||3|
|TRVL2165||Food Culture and Tourism||3|
|TRVL3010||Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability||3|
|TRVL3030||International Policies of Tourism||3|
|TRVL3035||Tour Management Operations *||3|
|TRVL4011||Destination Management Organization||3|
|TRVL4160||Travel and Tourism Strategic Management Seminar||3|
|TRVL2801||World Geography for Tourism and Hospitality||3|
|COHM4799||College of Hospitality Management Internship||12|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||6|
|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
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
One course from ANTH, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||15|
Continuing Education students and Online campus students should contact their advisor prior to registration for TRVL3035 Tour Management Operations. Please note, a travel fee is associated with this course.
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty 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 are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II 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.
Internships will be available but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, 3000+ level college discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?