Jun 06, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, B.S.

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Hotel, restaurant and tourism management is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the United States. Each year, leisure time increases for thousands of Americans, and the demands on the hospitality industry are growing. Existing lodging and dining facilities are expanding and new businesses are developing to accommodate the increased demand for hospitality services.

 UW-Stout’s Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management majors receive a variety of training. The program includes studies in general education to provide students a flexible background, enabling them to adapt to a wide variety of situations in today’s rapidly changing society. A choice of professional selectives provides students with flexibility to pursue a specialized field of study. The curriculum is designed to prepare competent, creative and responsible managers. Graduates are employed in the hospitality food and beverage industry, and in hotels and tourism facilities.

The primary mission of the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management program is to remain a leading educational provider of hospitality management candidates. This will be achieved by strategically planning and implementing educational resources that generate graduates who are exposed to a diverse curriculum that encompasses general studies; fundamentals of business administration; and professional courses in hotel administration, restaurant operations, and tourism management.

HRTM Program Brand/Leading Statement:

“To educate individuals for careers and life-long learning in global hospitality and tourism by combing theory, applied management, and experiential learning.”

UW-Stout’s School of HRTM provides an educational experience to develop the leadership and management skills needed by industry leaders of tomorrow. With a mission stating to “Developing Hospitality World Leader.”

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120-121 credits  
General Education 40-41 credits  
Professional Studies 80 credits  

A “C-” (1.67) or better is required for each course in the professional studies. A 2.75 grade point average is required for graduation.

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete 6 credits of global perspective (GLP) approved courses, including GLP-approved instructor-led study abroad courses, or complete a program of university-approved work or university-approved study abroad not led by UW-Stout instructors.

General Education (40-41 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10-11 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, and philosophy.​

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)

Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

Professional Studies Requirements (80 credits)

Professional Selectives (9 credits)

Courses from golf enterprise management (GEM), hospitality and tourism (HT), and property management (PM), or an international experience, approved by the program director, may be taken to reach the 9- credit requirement.

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