2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management (B.S.)

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

Program Coordinator/Contact

Kunsoon Park, Associate Professor
School of Health and Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 425, Box 2275A

Program Information

The Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management program develops visionary leaders through excellence in student-centered education, skill development, research, service, and collaboration with global hospitality and tourism industries. The curriculum exposes students to many aspects of the hospitality, tourism, and event planning industry and instills in them the critical skills required for the modern workplace. Students complete two professional practicum experiences while pursuing their degree, which provides introductory and supervisory level industry experience. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management. The curriculum is designed to expose students to many aspects of the hospitality industry and to instill in them the critical skills required in today’s workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively (both written and orally) with professionals in the hospitality industry.
  • Understand and value the benefits of lifelong learning in the hospitality industry.
  • Apply supervisory and leadership knowledge and skills for enhancing performance and management in the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills in the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate a sense of ethical responsibility in the hospitality industry.

Academic Requirements

A grade of a “C” or better is required in all HMGT and NUTR courses. 

Course Delivery Format

Practical learning experiences complement traditional academic settings. Internship and practicum courses prepare students for the real world and provide the industry with well-trained employees.

Requirements for Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management Major: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Science  

System General Education Requirements

College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements


 Consult with advisor for approved list.

Total Required Credits: 120

Summary of Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements 4 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 72 Credit Hours
Electives** 14 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet

The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.