Undergraduate Program

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

In addition to the core course program required of all Hospitality and Tourism Management majors, DS 110 (or MATH 110 or equivalent), ECON 101, ECON 102, ISYS 263, and ENG 214 must be completed before enrollment in certain core courses. Students who wish to enroll in DS 110 must pass the ELM examination, or other approved examinations, or take an appropriate course such as MATH 70. Students not attaining a satisfactory score will be directed to take an appropriate preparatory course.

Except in cases of credit by examination, no more than six units of the core requirements may be taken on a CR/NC basis.

Students must take an information systems proficiency exam. Those who do not pass the exam will be required to take ISYS 263

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.

For a complete description of the program, see Bulletin: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

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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.

Tourism Management

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.


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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 and tourism management industry. The program can provide non-hospitality and tourism management majors with the professional and technical skills in hospitality and 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.

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