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    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

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


The hospitality and tourism management major focuses on meeting the middle- and upper-level management needs of the food, lodging, and event planning 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

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.

Progression Requirements

Students should apply for progression into the major after completing at least three of the following HTM 102 *, HTM 210 , HTM 211 , HTM 212 . 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 hospitality and tourism management 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 hospitality, and tourism management courses.

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


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3 Complete at least 12 hours by the end of the term
1Global Citizenship – US  Elective* 3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
1Natural Sciences  Elective* 3  
Term 2
1HTM 102 * 3 ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  3  
2Unrestricted Elective  3  
1Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
HTM 211   3  
Term 3
3ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3 Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 
3MGT 201   3  
HTM 150   1  
HTM 212   3  
1Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 4
HTM 210   3 Complete at least 54 hours by the end of the term
HTM 311   3  
HTM 361 * 3  
3STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
1Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
Term 5
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * or CMST 247 * 3 2.3 cumulative GPA
5HTM Elective 3 Two courses from HTM 102 *, HTM 210 , HTM 211 , HTM 212  
HTM 390 * 3  
3ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4  
3,4MGT 300   3  
Term 6
HTM 326   3 No milestones
5HTM Elective 3  
RMM 341 * 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
1Natural Sciences  Elective with Lab* 4  
Term 7
3,4FINC 300   3 No milestones
HTM 492   6  
6Engaged Inquiries  Elective* 3  
3,4MARK 300   3  
Term 8
HTM 425   3 No milestones
HTM 410   3  
5HTM Elective 3  
Applied Oral Communication  Elective* 3  
5HTM Elective 3  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .
1 Select courses from the Volunteer Core  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 HTM 101 , HTM 225 , HTM 299 , HTM 335 , HTM 435 , HTM 440 , HTM 445 , HTM 450 , HTM 484 *, HTM 493 , HTM 494 ; RMM 411 , RMM 412 .
 

Recommended major electives for specialized career interests:

6 Must be a non-HTM prefix course.