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    North Carolina Central University
  Jan 17, 2018
University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality and Tourism Administration, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration is a 128-semester hour professional management program.  Students majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Administration are prepared to become hospitality professionals who possess the knowledge, managerial skills, and competencies to obtain entry level management positions and assume leadership roles in various aspects of this global and dynamic industry. Students obtaining the hospitality and tourism degree earn 22 semester hours in the business curriculum. The Program maintains a high job placement rate each academic year. Graduates of the program are employed in lodging, food and beverage service, convention and visitors bureaus, event management, resorts, conference centers, cruise lines, and airlines.  The program’s Mission is to educate and empower a diverse population of students for leadership and professional roles within the global hospitality and tourism industry, through academic excellence, community service, and industry work experience.

Curriculum Requirements

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration is comprised of the Academic Policies in the previous section and the following components: 1) the General Education Curriculum  and 2) the business requirements. Each candidate for the degree must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Complete the specified Hospitality and Tourism curriculum;
  2. Complete a minimum of 128 hours with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (the last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU);
  3. Complete 1,000 hours of work experience through internships;
  4. Complete the following courses in the business curriculum ACCT 2400 , ACCT 2500 , ECON 2100 , ECON 2200 , CIS 1100 , MGT 1100 MGT 2110  and MGT 3000 .
  5. Complete all hospitality and tourism and business courses with a grade of “C” or better.
  6. Participate in monthly seminars, dress in business attire on professional attire days and hold membership in a hospitality professional organization.

Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Hospitality and Tourism

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Many courses listed in the first year of this plan are specific to this degree program and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more.

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 128

Course credits required (due to Placement Testing results) cannot be used to satisfy the School of Business requirements.

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** Students must have satisfied 500 hours of documented work experience before enrolling in HADM 4900 - Hospitality and Tourism Internship (3)  for an additional 500 hours totaling 1,000 hours for graduation.

Distribution of Hours
* Core Curriculum Courses - 42
+ Common Body of Knowledge Required Courses - 22
= Hospitality & Tourism Required Courses - 55
# Hospitality & Tourism Elective - 3
& Electives - 6

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