University Park, College of Health and Human Development (HM)
Penn State Berks (HMBL) - Effective Fall Semester 2015
Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.
PROFESSOR Donna Quadri-Felitti, Director and Associate Professor, School of Hospitality Management
This major helps provide preparation for management positions in hotels, restaurants, institutions, and other hospitality organizations. The program is designed to give the student a broad general education and a strong management and problem-solving orientation balanced with the requisite technical skills, all of them essential for career progression to upper-management positions in the hospitality professions. The program also helps prepare students for graduate study.
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT OPTION: This option helps prepare students for management positions in any segment of the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants, institutional or non-commercial operations, clubs, resorts, and casinos. The management focus helps provide students with the analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills necessary to effectively function as hospitality professionals.
HOSPITALITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION: (offered only at Penn State Berks ) This option helps prepare students for careers as owners or managers of small independently-owned hospitality operations or as entrepreneurs within large hospitality corporations or management companies in hospitality segments such as a restaurants, hotels, and non-commercial operations. The entrepreneurship focus helps provide students with creative problem solving, opportunity recognition, and leadership skills necessary to effectively manage small or individual unit's hospitality operations.
For the B.S. degree in Hospitality Management, a minimum of 120.5 credits is required. The B.S. degree program consists of two options: (1) Hospitality Management and Hospitality Entrepreneurship.
Per Senate Policy 83.80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. SHM requires students to complete 24 credits for the major through courses taken at University Park. Courses taken at other Penn State campuses may not be counted toward this 24 credit minimum. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for this major.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9-10.5 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)
UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
ELECTIVES: 11-12.5 credit
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 86-87.5 credits
(For the HM option, this includes 10.5 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 1.5 credit of GHA courses. For the Hospitality Entrepreneurship option, this includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GS courses and 6 credits of GQ courses.)
COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 65 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (62 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 102 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
HM 201(3), HM 202(1), HM 203(1), HM 228(1), HM 271(3), HM 290W(3), HM 329(3), HM 330(2), HM 335(3), HM 336(3), HM 350 GQ(3), HM 365 IL(3), HM 380(3), HM 430(3), HM 435(3), HM 442(3), HM 466 US(3), HM 490W(3), HM 492(1), NUTR 119(3)(Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
B A 303(3) or MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 1-4)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21-22.5 credits
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT OPTION: (22.5 credits)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (7.5 credits)
HM 355(3), HM 480(3), NUTR 100 GHA(1.5) (Sem: 5-6)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (15 credits)
Select 15 credits of HM courses from an approved department list, up to 4 credits of any foreign language, and other courses in consultation with an advisor.
HOSPITALITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION: (21-22 credits)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
HM 305(3), HM 319(3), HM 484(3), MGMT 215(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-10 credits)
Select 9-10 credits from the following: B A 243(4), B A 250(3), ENGR 310(3), MGMT 425(3), MGMT 427(3) (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016
Blue Sheet Item #: 45-01-067
Review Date: 8/23/2016
UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06
School director updated: 4/16/13