Aug 10, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [Archived Catalog]

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

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Major code BS6361

Patton College of Education
Department of Human and Consumer Sciences
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.9983
Fax: 740.593.9310

Hyeyoon “Rebecca” Choi, contact person

Program Overview

Hospitality is one of the world’s largest industries.  This program offers academic preparation with an experiential foundation for graduates seeking careers in different sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry including:  event management, food and beverage services, lodging, private clubs, theme parks, resorts and tourism management or continuing with master’s studies.

Major courses include:  Introduction to Hospitality, Food and Culture, Hotel Operations, Accounting in Hospitality Operations, Principles of Tourism, and Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism.  The program also includes a built-in business minor that affords students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in leading, managing and operating a business and increasing the student’s marketability and ultimately positioning them to be successful in their chosen careers.  The newly renovated McCracken Hall is equipped with a modern commercial kitchen laboratory and demonstration kitchen which provides students a comprehensive experience in food and beverage services, catering and event management.    

Knowledgeable and global industry experienced faculty guide students with career direction as well as internship and employment opportunities.  Active student organizations, professional conferences, study tours, and special events with industry leaders elevate the distinctive student learning experiences.

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.



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 .

Complete one of the following courses:

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