The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management degree with a choice of interdisciplinary guided electives. A minor in Hospitality & Tourism Management is also offered.
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Prerequisites to Core Courses
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management requires 120 units for graduation which includes a core of 54 units of business and HTM professional courses and a choice of 12 units (4 classes) in any one of the guided elective areas.
Hospitality & Tourism Management, Guided Electives
Hotel Operations Management
This track prepares students for management careers in all facets of the lodging industry. Being one of the world's most popular tourists’ destinations, San Francisco provides students with superior learning experiences and internship/job opportunities in local hotels while pursuing their education. Students obtain an academically sound business foundation, which includes advanced hotel operations management, hospitality revenue and cost control, sales and marketing, and hospitality management information systems.
Restaurant and Catering Management
This track prepares students for management positions in the foodservice industry. The goal of the program is to prepare restaurant and foodservice managers with knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the expansive and culturally diverse foodservice industry. The campus laboratory facilities are teaching/learning laboratories for students to gain hands-on experience while learning the fundamentals of food management, production, and services.
Conventions, Meetings, and Event Management
This track prepares students seeking careers in the field of conventions, meetings, and event management. The interdisciplinary courses emphasize the management of meetings, conventions, trade shows, and special events. Students will be prepared for positions in such areas as independent or entry-level corporate meeting planning; conferences, trade shows, events and convention/meeting services management in the hotel industry.
This track offers a unique opportunity to study both domestic and international tourism, resorts, attractions, airlines, travel-agencies and more from a business-focused perspective. San Francisco's world-wide reputation as a tourist destination and the sophisticated, multi-cultural tourism businesses provide a living laboratory and career opportunities for students.
For a complete description of the program, see Bulletin: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management.
San Francisco State University Major Degree Roadmaps
A Degree Roadmap is a semester-by-semester guide to the course requirements necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree in a designated major. A Roadmap is designed to help students select classes that satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, major requirements, and other all-university requirements in order to graduate in four years. The Roadmap cannot replace consultation with an advisor in your major or an advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center. You should always use your Degree Roadmap in conjunction with the Bulletin and your DARS report, ASE (if applicable), and transcript to select classes for an upcoming semester.
Minor in Hospitality Management
This specialized minor is designed to provide undergraduates with a focused exposure to hospitality & tourism management industry. The program can provide non-hospitality & tourism management majors with the professional and technical skills in hospitality & tourism management needed for entry into employment or serve as an alternative to a double major for business majors wishing expertise in a second field. Courses are 3 units unless otherwise indicated. For more information, see Bulletin: Minor in Hospitality Management.