Hospitality Management, B.S.
In order to be admitted to a program of study in the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management, freshmen applicants must meet all University admission requirements through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In order to be admitted to a program of study in the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management, transfer applicants from outside of the UofSC system must meet all University admission requirements through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and have at least a 2.50 GPA.
Students from other UofSC campuses who wish to enter the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management must fulfill one of the following requirements:
- Be in good standing, meet all University admission requirements through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and have the cumulative GPA required for the program (see below).
- Be in good standing and have completed 30 semester hours with the cumulative GPA required for the program (see below).
Required GPA for Change of Campus: hospitality management - 2.50; tourism management - 2.50
Students enrolled in other colleges on the Columbia campus: must meet the following GPA requirements on all work taken: hospitality management - 2.50; tourism management - 2.50
Degree Requirements (120 hours)
Program of Study
|1. Carolina Core||31-43|
|2. College Requirements||21|
|3. Program Requirements||6-17|
|4. Major Requirements||51|
Founding Documents Requirement
All undergraduate students must take a 3-credit course or its equivalent with a passing grade in the subject areas of History, Political Science, or African American Studies that covers the founding documents including the United State Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation and one or more documents that are foundational to the African American Freedom struggle, and a minimum of five essays from the Federalist papers. This course may count as a requirement in any part of the program of study including the Carolina Core, the major, minor or cognate, or as a general elective. Courses that meet this requirement are listed here.
1. Carolina Core Requirements (31-43 hours)
CMW – Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written (6 hours)
must be passed with a grade of C or higher
ARP – Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (6-8 hours)
- MATH 122 or MATH 141
- Plus an additional course from one of the following:
Choose 1 from the following:
SCI – Scientific Literacy (7 hours)
- Two approved CC-SCI coursess from the natural sciences including one laboratory selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science or Physics
GFL – Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)
College of HRSM students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test or by completing one foreign language course through 110 or 121.
GHS – Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)
- any CC-GHS course
GSS – Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)
- any CC-GSS course
AIU – Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)
- any CC-AIU course
CMS – Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component1 (0-3 hours)
INF – Information Literacy1 (0-3 hours)
- any overlay or stand-alone CC-INF course
VSR – Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility1 (0-3 hours)
- any overlay or stand-alone CC-VSR course
Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements — Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.
2. College Requirements (21 hours)
|HRSM 301||HRSM Professional Development Seminar||3|
|HRTM 344||Personnel Organization and Supervision||3|
|RETL 242||HRSM Professional Communications||3|
|RETL 261||Principles of Accounting I (must be passed with a grade of C or higher)||3|
|RETL 262||Principles of Accounting II (must be passed with a grade of C or higher)||3|
|SPTE 240||Business Law||3|
|SPTE 274||Computer Applications in Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management||3|
|Total Credit Hours||21|
3. Program Requirements (6-17 hours)
Supporting Courses (6 hours)
|ECON 224||Introduction to Economics||3|
|MGMT 371||Principles of Management||3|
|Total Credit Hours||6|
Minor (18 hours) optional
Minors are optional for Hospitality Management majors and may be in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM as well as any other University program with an approved minor. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.
Electives (0-11 hours)
The number of approved electives needed for the Hospitality Management Major Curriculum depends upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core Requirements and the optional selection of a minor. Any course in the University can be used to satisfy the elective requirement, including additional electives in the major field area.
4. Major Requirements (51 hours)
A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses
Major Courses (36 hours)
|HRTM 110||Introduction to Hospitality Industry||3|
|HRTM 260||Hotel Management||3|
|HRTM 270||Introduction to Food Production Management||3|
|HRTM 280||Foundations of Tourism||3|
|HRTM 285||Club Management||3|
|HRTM 370||Restaurant Operations Management||3|
|HRTM 421||Hospitality Financial Management||3|
|HRTM 440||Services Management for Hospitality and Tourism||3|
|HRTM 450||Hospitality and Tourism Marketing||3|
|HRTM 490||Strategic Hospitality Management and Leadership||3|
|HRTM 495||Hospitality and Tourism Internship (must be completed in a club setting for the Club Management Concentration)||6|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
Major Electives (15 hours)
Chosen in consultation with an advisor who can provide a list of recommended courses by focus area; at least 6 hours must be from HRTM.
Club Management Concentration (6 hours) optional
Students may obtain a Club Management Concentration by completing HRTM 495 in a private club setting. In addition, two of the following courses must be completed for a total of 6 credits.
|Select two of the following:|
|HRTM 473||Club Cuisine and Service||3|
|HRTM 475||Wines and Spirits in Food Service Establishments||3|
|HRTM 585||Advanced Club Management||3|
|HRTM 591||Golf Tourism||3|
A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequences to ensure a clear path to graduation.
Major maps are only a suggested or recommended sequence of courses required in a program of study. Please contact your academic advisor for assistance in the application of specific coursework to a program of study and course selection and planning for upcoming semesters.