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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Major (B.S.H.C.S.)

Major code BS6361

Patton College of Education
Department of Human and Consumer Sciences
Grover Center E160
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2880
Fax: 740.593.0984

Annette Graham, contact person

Program Overview

This major is designed for students who have an interest in a career of management and supervision within the hospitality industry. The major, with a built-in business minor, has two tracks from which you might select. The Restaurant track is for students with an interest in restaurants, private clubs, institutional food service organizations, and food or equipment sales companies. The Hotel and Tourism track is directed toward hotels, motels, and the rapidly growing field of tourism management. Additionally, either track provides the necessary competencies to become a meeting and event planner. It is strongly recommended that, in addition to the required field experience, you have a part-time job in the hospitality industry, to be more marketable upon graduation.

Program Standards

To remain active in this program you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintain overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University.
  2. Earn at least a 2.0 (C) or better in each course listed under Major Requirements.
  3. Successfully earn at least a C (2.0) in all required RHT courses by the end of the third enrollment in each course. Other schools and departments may also limit the number of times you may retake a course.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates are prepared for entry level management positions within the restaurant, hotel and tourism industry. Previous graduates have gained employment with international restaurant and hotel companies, school and university dining services, event planning and catering companies and tourism focused organizations.



Major Hours Requirement

The restaurant, hotel and tourism major requires a minimum of 123 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department Level Requirements for Human and Consumer Sciences

View the Department-Level Requirements for the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences .

Program Track Requirements

Select either the restaurant or hotel/tourism track.

Hotel and Tourism Track

Complete the following courses:

Restaurant Track

Complete the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:

Business Minor Requirements

Complete the following courses: