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University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality and Tourism Administration, B.S.

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Barry Shuster, Interim Chair
Telephone:  (919) 530-7835
Email:  abshuster@nccu.edu
Office:  225 Health Building

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.

1. 128 Credit Hours:

  • 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)
  • Complete 1,000 hours of work experience through internships
  • Complete all hospitality and tourism and business courses with a grade of “C” or better
  • Participate in monthly seminars, dress in business attire on professional attire days and hold membership in a hospitality professional organization

2. General Education Requirement:

I. Communication Skills (9 credit hours)

II. Mathematics and Science (9-11 credit hours)

IV. Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)

V. Health and Wellness (4 credit hours)

VI. Social and Career Enhancement/Development (2 credit hours)

3. Program Requirements:

4. Concentration Requirements

5. Additional Requirements

Program Notes:

Each course used to satisfy the unrestricted electives may be selected from among all the courses offered by the University.

Students must obtain prior written approval.

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

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

Unrestricted electives may be selected from among all courses offered by the University.  Students must obtain prior written approval.

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours
* General Education Curriculum (GEC) - 42
+ Core Business Requirements - 24
= Hospitality & Tourism Admin Required Courses - 58
& Unrestricted Electives - 6

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