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    Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Hospitality Management B.S.


The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, in School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (SHTL) at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus location, prepares graduates for global leadership positions in the hospitality industry through foundational knowledge of hospitality operations and experiences that develop critical thinkers who promote diversity, ethical responsibility, lifelong learning, and community engagement.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

Admission Standards for the Program


Students must complete a total of 1000 hours of industry experience.

  • 700 hours prior, concurrent or subsequent to taking HFT 4945  
  • 300 hours while enrolled in HFT 4945 

Graduation Requirements


  • General Education Program (36 credit hours), including State Core General Education Requirements;
  • State Computation (6 credit hours); 
  • State Communication (6 credit hours, in addition to ENC 1101  and ENC 1102 ); 
  • Minimum of 120 unduplicated credit hours;
  • A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework;
  • Major and college requirements in a chosen degree program;
  • Nine credit hours of coursework taken during the summer term(s) (if entered USF with less than 60 credit hours); 
  • Registration and successful completion of at least thirty (30) of the last sixty (60) credit hours;
  • 42 credit hours of upper-level coursework;
  • Civics Literacy;
  • Foreign language admissions coursework.

Unless otherwise stipulated below, students in SHTL majors must meet all graduation requirements of USF. In addition, SHTL majors must meet the following requirements of the college:

  • All transfer work will be reviewed by the advising office and the Dean of SHTL.
  • Students must earn at least a 2.00 overall GPA, USF GPA, and in the major to be certified for graduation.
  • At least 50% of the major coursework must be completed at USF.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


  • ACG X021 or ACG X022 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011) - 3 credit hours
  • ACG X071 - 2-3 credit hours
  • ECO X013 - 3 credit hours
  • ECO X023 - 3 credit hours

FOR ALL MAJORS: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

Required Supporting Courses for the Major (9 credit hours)


The following courses are supporting courses for this major. They are required for the major, but are not counted in the total major hours but are counted toward the total program hours of 120 credit hours. The degree will not be awarded if these courses have not been taken by the end of the student’s final semester.

Required Communication Courses (6 credit hours)


Major Requirements (54 credit hours)


Lower-Level Electives


HFT 2930 , Special Topics in Hospitality, may be used to satisfy any outstanding lower-level electives.

Note: Must see academic advisor regarding this course.

GPA Requirements


Students must earn at least a 2.00 overall GPA, USF GPA, and in the major to be certified for graduation.

Grading Requirements


In the required core courses, students may not receive a grade lower than “C-.”

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Internship Opportunities


Students work with the USF Career Center and internship coordinator, as well as, SHTL faculty.

Advising Information


Tampa Campus Location:  BSN 2102
(813) 974-4290 or schedule an advising appointment online at https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/advising/appointments.aspx

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (Friday is reserved for walk-in’s only)
Please refer to website for most current office hours and advising availability information: https://www.usf.edu/business/undergraduate/advising/

For questions email bsnadvising@usf.edu
Be sure to include your name, U#, and contact information with your question.

St Petersburg Campus Location:  DAV 134
Mon-Thu: 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Fri: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
(727) 873-4511 advising@usfsp.edu
Website:  https://stpetersburg.usf.edu/academic-advising

Sarasota Manatee Campus Location:  SMC C107
(941) 359-4330 sar-advising@sar.usf.edu
Website:  www.usfsm.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/

4 Year Plan of Study - Hospitality Management B.S.


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Event Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • General Manager, Restaurant

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

  • $44,000 - $57,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 14

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 6 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 9 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 4


2 Year Plan of Study - Hospitality Management B.S.


Year 1


Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 18

Semester 3 (Summer)


POS Empty Semester  

Year 2


Residency Requirement


At least 50% of the major coursework must be completed at USF.