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AHS Hospitality Bachelors Degree Program

Bachelor of Science Degree
Hospitality Management and Dietetics Program
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Concentration



Comprehensive Major (no minor required) -- 68 credit hours

     Required Courses:
HMD 151 Food Science
HMD 152 Applied Food Service Sanitation
HMD 171 Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry
HMD 211 Human Nutrition
HMD 251 Commercial Food Preparation
HMD 252 Hospitality Information Technology
HMD 271 Tourism Planning and Development
HMD 275 Restaurant Management
HMD 276 Lodging Operations
FACS 312 Professional Ethics for Family Life


IDFM 321 Professional Ethics and Issues Seminar
HMD 351 Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry
HMD 353 Menu Planning and Purchasing
HMD 354 Cost Control and Financial Analysis in Hospitality Industry
HMD 373 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
HMD 378 Legal Environment of Hospitality & Tourism
HMD 410 Internship in Hospitality Management
HMD 452 Quality and Service Management in the Hospitality Industry
HMD 459 Senior Seminar in HMD
HMD 470 Advanced Lodging Management
HMD 471 Catering and Beverage Management
HMD 472 Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
ACCT 200 Introductory Accounting
NOTE: A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses in the major for all students who enter Western after Spring 1997.

     Hospitality Management Optional Electives:
HMD 150 Gourmet Foods (currently not offered)
HMD 375 Meeting and Convention Management

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Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a Hospitality Management faculty advisor before selecting courses for this major.
For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352) or e-mail (lauri.warden@wku.edu)




Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 2/15/19