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2011 - 2012 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Major - Tourism and Hospitality Management Option


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Recent decades have witnessed the phenomenal growth of service industries. The service sector of the economy now accounts for most of the job opportunities. In this region of the country the leading service industry is the tourism and hospitality industry. This industry will continue to grow and serve national and international markets. As it does, it will need future leaders and managers with better education and broader perspectives. The Tourism and Hospitality Management option addresses this need.

The Business Administration major - Tourism and Hospitality Management option provides a general understanding of the management challenges and organizational practices of a complex and diverse industry. The use of analytical tools and techniques for decision making, the development of the capacity for critical thought and leadership, and the ability to work with others will be significantly improved by interaction with regional companies through field projects in most courses and a required work experience.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


A student studying Tourism and Hospitality Management must complete the following requirements:

Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Common SOBA Requirements - Credits: 41


Subtotal Quantitative Reasoning Requirement - Credits: 3-4


Auxiliary Requirement:


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirement - Credits: 4


Tourism and Hospitality Management Option Requirements:


  • One (1) 300- or 400-level Economics Course - Credits: 4

Plus a minimum of 3 additional credits from the following:


Subtotal Tourism and Hospitality Management Option Requirements - Credits: 17-19¹


Total Major Requirements - Credits: 65-68


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120*


* Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

1 The 17-19 credits used to satisfy an option in Tourism and Hospitality Management may not be used to satisfy any other major, minor, or option within the School of Business Administration.

2 May not be used to fulfill both the required and the elective Tourism and Hospitality Management requirements.

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.

Business Administration Major - Tourism and Hospitality Management Option Suggested Course Sequence¹


  Freshman Fall Semester       Freshman Winter Semester3    
  COMP 125  or COMP 150 
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC1)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (HI)2
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)²
  3-4
4
3-4
3-4
  COMP 126  or COMP 150 
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (SC2)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (AH)²
MATH 110 
ES 100 /PE
  3-4
3-4
3-4
4
1
  Total Credits   13-16   Total Credits   14-17
               
  Sophomore Fall Semester       Sophomore Winter Semester    
  COMP 252 
ACC 225 
ECON 262  (SS)2
BA 253 
  4
4
3
4
 

ACC 226 
ECON 272  (SS)²
BA 260 
CSIS 222 
Free Elective

  4
3
3
4
3
  Total Credits   15   Total Credits   17
               
  Junior Fall Semester       Junior Winter Semester    
 

BA 301 
MK 350 
BA 380 
BA 330 

  4
4
4
4
 

BA 353 
Free Elective
Free Elective
Upper Level Econ or SOBA QR Requirement

  4
4
4
4
  Total Credits   16   Total Credits   16 
               
  Senior Fall Semester       Senior Winter Semester    
 

Upper Level Sem or SOBA QR Requirement
EGC
MK 378 
BA 407  OR BA 437 

  4
3-4
3
3-4
 

BA 496 
Major Elective
EGC
Free Elective

  4
3-4
3-4
4
  Total Credits   13-15    Total Credits   14-16
               

1 In order to graduate in four years, the recommended number of credits per semester is 15 credits (8 semesters X 15 credits = 120 credits for graduation).

2 There is a specific group of lower level Liberal Arts Core courses. The group contains AH, HI, and SS courses. Students must complete a total of 15 credits in that group with at least 1 course from HI, 2 courses from AH, and 1 from SS (both Econ 262 and 272 will satisfy this SS requirement).

3 By the end of the Freshman year, a student should have completed Comp 150 (or equivalent) and 30 credits.

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