Hospitality & Tourism Management

Since 1947, this comprehensive major at the Dedman College of Hospitality has prepared students for leadership positions in hospitality management and boasted an almost 100 percent graduate placement rate.


Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Hospitality and Tourism Management major is student focused and industry driven, guided by best practices and a global perspective. You'll receive a unique personalized experience every step of the way along your academic journey. The industry engagement, internships and student activities in this major will prepare you for a career in making other people's comfort, enjoyment and happiness your business.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Coursework (12 hours)
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:

Course Description Hours
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality 3
ECO 2013 or
ECO 2023
Principles of Macroeconomics or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
CGS 2100 or
CGS 2518
Microcomputer Applications for Business or
Spreadsheets for Business
3

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org.

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division Major
Admission to limited access programs requires the following:

  1. Completion of at least 52 semester hours;
  2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 on all college work attempted; and
  3. Satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework.
  4. Successful completion of 1st & 2nd GE English and 1st & 2nd GE Math coursework.

Requirements

Major Program of Study (39 hours)
Community college courses may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of C minus or better and a minimum GPA of 2.00 in courses used to satisfy the major requirements.

Lower-Division Requirement (3 hours)
HFT 1000 (3) Introduction to Hospitality. This course is a Term 4 milestone. Transfer students must complete it in their first term of enrollment at FSU.

Computer Skills Competency
No additional hours needed beyond prerequisites (CGS 2100 or CGS 2518).

Oral Communication Competency (3 hours beyond major coursework)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course.

Dedman College of Hospitality - ALL Majors (18 hours)

Course Description Hours
HFT 3424 Hospitality Financial Analysis 3
HFT 3431 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3
HFT 3806 Introduction to Food & Beverage Management 3
HFT 4502 Integrated Marketing for Hospitality 3
HFT 4224 Hospitality Leadership and Ethics 3
HFT 3941* Internship 3-12

*All majors must complete a minimum of 3 hours of HFT 3941 (Internship). Students must have a total of 12 credit hours between HFT 3941 and elective requirements. Students may complete additional credit hours (up to 12) and use them as substitutes for elective requirements. This means that if the max of 12 hours are put towards HFT 3941, 0 hours of electives are required under major coursework.

Major Coursework (21 hours)

Course Description Hours
HFT 3603 Law for Hospitality Operations 3
HFT 4253 Lodging & Luxury Hotel Management 3
HFT 4471 Revenue Management in Hospitality 3
HFT 4802 Catering Management 3
HFT 4941* Work Experience 0
HFT or LEI Elective 3
HFT or LEI Elective 3
HFT or LEI Elective 3

*Required Work Experience
Students must complete at least 1,000 hours of work experience in the hospitality industry. The work experience must be completed at the post-secondary level. Students must register for HFT 4941 (Field Study in Hospitality Administration) in their final semester.

Students are required to complete 3 credit hours of Management Internship (HFT 3941r) as part of their work experience.

Electives

Majors must have a total of 12 credit hours between HFT 3941 and elective requirements. Students can complete additional credit hours of HFT 3941 and use them as substitutes for elective requirements.

Not all electives are offered every semester/year.

Course Description Hours
HFT 2060 Coffee, Tea & International Culture 3
HFT 2061 Ales, Lagers & International Culture(x) 3
HFT 2062 International Wine and Culture(x) 3
HFT 2063 Distilled Spirits & International Culture 3
HFT 2080 International Protocol(y) 3
HFT 2452 Supply Management 3
HFT 2716 International Travel and Culture(x) 3
HFT 2876 Italian Wine and Culture(f) 3
HFT 2890 International Food and Culture(x) 3
HFT 2895 Italian Food and Culture(f) 3
HFT 3100 Intro to Global Club Management 3
HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations 3
HFT 3242 Hospitality Communications(w) 3
HFT 3270 Resort Operations(d) 3
HFT 3275 Resort Development(d) 3
HFT 3515 Resort Marketing(d) 3
HFT 3519 Convention Services & Event Management 3
HFT 3542 Event Management 3
HFT 3700 Tourism Management & the Environment 3
HFT 3891 Global Food Controversy 3
HFT 4205 Conversational Spanish for Hospitality Managers 3
HFT 4866 Wine and Culture 3
HFT 4905 DIS (Directed Individual Study) 0-12
HFT 4930r Special Topics in Hospitality 3
HFT 4970 Honors Thesis 3
LEI 1181 Leisure, Recreation and Adaptation(x) 3
LEI 2318 Events, Ethics and Sustainability 3
LEI 3266 Outdoor Adventure 3
LEI 3312 Introduction to Special Events 3
LEI 4314 Event Operations and Management 3
LEI 4524 Leadership Supervision(w) 3
LEI 4551 Administration of Leisure Systems 3
LEI 4561 Event Promotions 3
LEI 4864 Technology for Events 3

(x) Multicultural X course

(y) Multicultural Y course

(f) Course offered only through the Florence study-abroad program

(d) Course offered only through the Destin-based internship program

(w) Upper-division writing course

Major Program Summary

Minimum Program Requirements
General Education 36*
Prerequisite 12*
College Core 18
Major Program of Study 21
Minor** 0
Computer Skills 0 (beyond prerequisites)
Oral Competency 0-3
Electives No. to bring total to 120
Total Hours Required 120

*Some prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of General Education requirements.

**Optional. Students who wish to have a minor must choose a program outside of the Dedman College of Hospitality.

In addition to the HFT / LEI electives offered, includes any approved courses across the university.

Mapping
Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each Fall and Spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major here.

Remarks

  1. Courses taken at a Community College may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses.
  2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
  3. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.
  4. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
  5. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Minor in Hospitality Management

A minor in recreation and tourism requires twelve (12) hours of coursework. A grade of "C–" or better must be earned in each course counted toward the minor. All courses must be completed at Florida State University.

Available to students not majoring in a hospitality program.

Course Description Hours
Required Courses (6 hours)
HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations 3
Any two of the following courses (6 hours)
HFT 2060 Coffee, Tea & International Culture 3
HFT 2061 International Ales & Lagers 3
HFT 2062 International Wine & Culture 3
HFT 2063 Distilled Spirits & International Culture 3
HFT 2080 International Protocol 3
HFT 2890 International Food & Culture 3
HFT 3542 Event Management 3
HFT 3700 Tourism Management and the Environment 3
HFT 3891 Global Food Controversy 3
HFT 4062 Ales, Lagers and Culture 3
HFT 4205 Conversational Spanish for Hospitality Managers 3
HFT 4866 Wine and Culture 3
HFT 4930 Special Topics in Hospitality Administration  

Careers

Salary Information
For more information visit the National Association of Colleges and Employers or the Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major
Hotel or Restaurant General Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Food and Beverage, Guest Service Director, Meeting Planner, Cruise Line Director, Events Manager, Casino General Manager

Representative Employers
Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts, Tourism Organizations, Health Care Associations, Higher Education Institutions, Professional Associations, Retail Stores, Casinos, Cruise Ships, Theme Parks

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