Hospitality and Tourism Administration Requirements

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The Hospitality and Tourism Administration program is a part of the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition. The Hospitality and Tourism Administration major offers an undergraduate program as preparation for careers in hospitality and tourism management.

The mission of the Hospitality and Tourism Administration undergraduate program is to provide educational, research, and service activities with the goal of enabling students, as well as industry and community professionals, to function in an ever-changing environment. The program integrates many disciplines that address ongoing concerns and needs of the hospitality and tourism industry.

The mission is accomplished through teaching a combination of relevant hospitality theory and practical solution-based examples using appropriate current technology. The purpose is to develop industry professionals able to contribute, through employment and entrepreneurship, to the economic growth of the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Hospitality and Tourism Administration major is accredited by ACPHA (Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, P.O. Box 400, Oxford, MD, 21654, phone 416/226-5527).

Students will be required to take field trips in those courses so designated with the expenses pro-rated for each student. Appropriate uniforms will be required of all students enrolling in those courses that involve preparation of food.

Technology Fee

The College of Agricultural Sciences assesses College of Agricultural Sciences undergraduate majors a technology fee of $4.58 per credit hour up to 12 credit hours. The fee is charged Fall and Spring semesters.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration, College of Agricultural Sciences

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
University Core Curriculum Requirements 39
For Humanities, PHIL 104; PHIL 105 are recommended For Math, MATH 108 is recommended For Social Sciences, PSYC 102; ECON 113 are recommended
Requirements for Major in Hospitality and Tourism Administration 81
Professional Core Requirement 12
ACCT 220; ISAT 229 or CS 200B; MKTG 304; QUAN 402 or ABE 318 or MATH 282 or PSYC 211 or SOC 308.
Hospitality and Tourism Core Requirement 51
HTA 202, HTA 206, HTA 250, HTA 273, HTA 330, HTA 351, HTA 360, HTA 371*, HTA 373, HTA 380, HTA 400, HTA 435, HTA 445, HTA 440, HTA 461, HTA 465, and HTA 470. 1
Approved Electives 18
Total 120

1 *One 6-hr. course or two 3-hr. courses

Professional Development Sequence (PDS) in Event Planning and Management

The PDS is meant to enhance the marketability of students who wish to pursue careers in meeting and special event planning. Enrollment in Hospitality and Tourism Administration is not required to complete the PDS. While the PDS itself does not lead to a degree, courses can be counted as approved electives toward the Hospitality and Tourism Administration degree. Students not wishing to pursue a baccalaureate must complete the unclassified undergraduate application.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Requirements for PDS in Event Planning and Management
HTA 250, HTA 255, HTA 350, HTA 355, HTA 450, HTA 455. 18

Professional Development Sequence (PDS) in Food and Beverage Management

The PDS program is meant to boost job opportunities for students interested in management of food and beverage operations. The benefits of this program include opportunities to learn while working, to enhance participant knowledge, and improve opportunities in the work place. It facilitates prospective students to transfer earned program credits to pursue a B.S. degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration at SIU. The additional advantage is an opportunity to obtain National Restaurant Association ‘ManageFirst’ certification. Students not wishing to pursue a baccalaureate must complete the unclassified undergraduate application.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Requirements for PDS program in Food and Beverage Management:
Hospitality and Tourism Administration (HTA) HTA 206, HTA 335, HTA 360, HTA 373, HTA 380, HTA 460 18