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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Major, BS in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management


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The hotel, restaurant, and tourism major focuses on meeting the middle- and upper-level management needs of the food and lodging industry. It is a program that assists students in getting the breadth of knowledge, responsibility and creativity to meet the changing environment of complex management problems in industry. A business minor is built into the degree requirements.

The major requires extensive field experience. The curriculum provides a strong base in management and practical application of these skills. The general education electives help students to sharpen their analytical, conceptual, and communications abilities. Graduates may start as management trainees in restaurants, foodservice, hotels, support industries, or in tourism operations with subsequent upward mobility into management positions.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Progression Requirements

Students should apply for progression into the major after completing at least three of the following HRT 210 , HRT 211 , HRT 212 , and HRT 224  and prior to entering HRT 390 *. Applications for progression are available in the departmental office.

For progression into the major, students must meet the following criteria.

  • Cumulative grade point average 2.3 or greater for at least 30 semester hours completed.
  • Grade of C or better in all hotel, restaurant, and tourism prefix courses.
  • Successful completion of ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 *, and MATH 125 *.
  • Complete 300 post-secondary school hours of industry related work for the chosen major. A complete list of appropriate work experiences is available in the departmental office.

For graduation, students must earn a grade of C or better in all hotel, restaurant, and tourism courses.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management – Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Major


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Complete at least 12 hours by the end of the term
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
MATH 119  or MATH 123 * or 2Unrestricted Elective (MATH 119  recommended if needed) 3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
Term 2
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 125  3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 4  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 3
3ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3 MATH 125 
3ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4  
HRT 150 , HRT 211 , HRT 212   7  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 4
HRT 210 , HRT 224 , HRT 311   9 Complete at least 54 hours by the end of the term
3MGT 201   3  
3STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
Term 5
CMST 240 * or CMST 247  3 2.3 cumulative GPA
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Two courses from HRT 210 , HRT 211 , HRT 212 , HRT 224  
HRT 361 , HRT 390   6  
3,4MGT 300   3  
Term 6
HRT 326   3 No milestones
5Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Electives 6  
RCS 341   3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
3,4FINC 300   3 No milestones
HRT 410   3  
5Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Elective 3  
3,4MARK 300   3  
Term 8
HRT 425   3 No milestones
HRT 492   6  
5Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Elective 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select courses from the University General Education list .
2 Select any courses not already required for the major.
3 Business administration minor requirement.
4 Must be taken at UTK.
5 Choose from HRT 101 , HRT 299 , HRT 423 , HRT 435 , HRT 440 , HRT 445 , HRT 450 , HRT 455 , HRT 484 , HRT 493 , HRT 494 ; RCS 411 , RCS 412 .
 

Recommended major electives for specialized career interests:

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