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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Program Email: hospitality@sar.usf.edu     Location: Sarasota/Manatee Campus, PMD 223

The mission of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of South Florida is to provide excellence in teaching, research and service to all persons and to build foundations for lifelong learning. The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management prepares individuals for industry management and leadership roles in a global economy and interfaces with stakeholders to deliver hospitality professionals that add to the financial, intellectual, environmental, ethical and social growth of Florida, nationally and internationally.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management prepares outstanding individuals to be service-oriented professionals. The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management prepares individuals for entry-level management and supervisory level positions in the hospitality industry. A general business education with specialized hotel and restaurant management courses equips the students to approach problem solving in a disciplined and systematic manner. An advisory board composed of leaders from major hospitality-related corporations and organizations are directly involved with the review of the curriculum, school development and programming, so that the program prepares students for future career challenges.

Students should have 60 transferable hours and an overall GPA of 2.0 prior to admission to the University of South Florida.

Admission to the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management is located on the Sarasota-Manatee campus of USF. USF Sarasota-Manatee is an upper-level campus offering junior and senior level courses. Students should have completed 60 transferable hours with an overall GPA of at least a 2.0 along with completing the prerequisites below. Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements, thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements, including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Admission to the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management is open to all students who have been accepted to the University of South Florida and declare the major of Hospitality Management. Students who have credit from other institutions may need to provide copies of course descriptions from the catalog for purposes of determining credit towards the Hospitality Management major requirements at USF. Students should contact the Office of Student Services on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, USS 805D (941-359-4330) for assistance.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites)
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements, thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements, including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

The transfer student should also be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following lower level prerequisite courses listed below prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. (no grade lower than a C-).:

Major requirements for the B. S. Degree In Hospitality Management are as follows:
Business Courses (12 Credits)

Hospitality Courses (36 Credits)

Communications Courses (6 Credits)

Non-Credit Major Requirement
In addition to completion of HTF 4945, students must complete an additional 700 documented working hours in the hotel and/or restaurant industry before graduation.

General Requirements for a B.S. Degree in Hospitality Management

  1. The Hospitality Management major requires at least 120 credit hours.
  2. General Education Requirements can be satisfied by completing the university’s general education requirements or completing an AA degree from a Florida public community college.
  3. All transfer work will be reviewed by the advising office and the Director of the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management.
  4. Students must satisfactorily pass the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) and complete the writing and computation course requirement of 6A-10.30 (Gordon Rule).
  5. Students must complete the Foreign Language Entrance (FLENT) Requirement as mandated by the university catalog.
  6. Nine hours of Liberal Arts exit courses must be taken at USF as defined in the university undergraduate catalog.
  7. At least 50 percent of Hospitality coursework must be taken at USF.
  8. Students must earn an overall, USF, and major GPA to be certified for graduation.
  9. The university provides advising tools and services to assist the student; however, it is the responsibility of the student to meet all graduation requirements and deadlines.


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