This degree not only prepares students with the professional knowledge and skills to succeed in the hospitality industry, but also provides opportunities for growth and experience in that industry. Throughout a student's time in the program, students will focus on a set of hospitality courses including, but not limited to, guest services, food preparation, and sales.
This degree is nationally recognized by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (A.C.P.H.A.).
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management?
The hospitality industry is enormous. When you count everything from hotels, restaurants, and resorts to amusement parks, convention halls, stadiums, casinos, country clubs, and spas, you can understand why some consider hospitality/tourism/travel to be the world's largest industry. Government studies predict that over the next ten years, there will be a boom in management positions in lodging, food service, tourism, recreation, and sports facilities-twice the expected overall rate for employment growth.
At Northern Arizona University, you will have close access to faculty from one of the top hotel and restaurant management programs in the country. In a rigorous yet collaborative environment, you will immerse yourself in management courses, technical training, and liberal arts studies. Students are required to complete two semesters of a modern language and work 1200 hours in some capacity in a hospitality establishment. Supervised external internships are also available.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
Club and Spa Management
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
Food and Beverage Director
Rooms Division Director
Restaurant Chain Senior Management
Hotel Chain Senior Management
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.