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2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) 
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Management, B.S.

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Offered by: Collins College of Hospitality Management

The college offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management that provides a combination of hospitality management, business, and general education coursework designed to assure that students understand the economic, legal, and social forces that shape the hospitality industry. Major coursework emphasizes qualitative and quantitative analysis, marketing and human resources. The program objectives include team building, unique characteristics of service, guest encounter skills, technology, critical thinking, ethics and leadership. Students work with a faculty mentor to design a series of elective courses to help them focus on individual career goals. Additionally, students learn about the hospitality industry by completing a minimum of 800 required hours of professional work experience prior to graduation.


* Professional Work Experience: A minimum of 800-hours of PWE must be completed and documented prior to enrolling in HRT 341 .  Collins College students must perform a minimum of 800 hours of Professional Work Experience (PWE).  PWE is any hospitality industry work performed after high school graduation.  PWE is documented on company letterhead and letters should show the total hours worked and explain the student’s job description(s) and related duties.  It is recommended that PWE show growth in knowledge and skills above those of an entry-level employee.

** HRT 382  and HRT 383L  must be taken in two consecutive quarters.  When students enroll in HRT 382  , they must select one of two options available.  The lunch option will require students to take HRT 382 -01 and HRT 383L -01.  The dinner option will require students to take HRT 382 -02 and HRT 383L -02.

Required Support Courses: 17 units

Some major support courses should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements.  If these courses are not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 180 units.

Elective Support Courses: 28 units

Of the 28 units required in this section, at least 4 units must be 400-level HRT, and 12 units may be advisor-approved non-HRT courses.

Some major support courses should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements.  If these courses are not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 180 units.


HRT 200, 299, 400 and 499 may be applied to this area - consult with advisor.

Unrestricted Electives: 4-12 units

Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from “Required Support,” “Elective Support”, “GE,” and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 117 units.

General Education Requirements:

General Education-Course Lists 

Students should consult the catalog website for current information regarding this requirement. Please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

Area A, Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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