Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Hospitality Management (B.S.)

The hospitality management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) since 1994.

The mission of the program is to advance the land-grant mission, hospitality industry, and discipline by: Preparing students with educational experiences that positively impact the individual, their careers, and society; and conducting applied, industry‐centered research to enhance the well‐being of individuals, organizations, and communities.

The program provides students with a broad liberal education, an understanding of business administration (business minor), a solid foundation of professional courses in hotel foodservice, event management, and hands-on experience in the hospitality industry.

Students apply concepts learned in the classroom to actual work situations. Foodservice experiences are provided by our in-house food production facility, Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering along with other foodservice, meeting and lodging experiences completed with hospitality organizations locally or regionally. The senior internship experience may be national or international in location. Students gain valuable experience in these operations under the supervision of managers and faculty supervisors. An international experience as part of K-State’s Study Abroad Program or in industry-related work experience is highly encouraged.

The hospitality management program prepares students for managerial careers in all facets of the hospitality industry including restaurants, hotels, resorts, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism, meeting planning organizations, and much more.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General Requirements (34-36 credit hours)

Quantitative Studies (7 credit hours)

Humanities (Minimum 4-5 credit hours)

  • Modern Language Credits: 4-5

Sciences (6 credit hours)

Six credits of natural or physical sciences.

Integrative Health and Human Sciences core course (3 credit hours)

Professional Studies (77 credit hours)

 >Grades of “C” or higher required

Professional Electives (12 credit hours)

In consultation with academic advisor, select 12 credits of approved Professional Electives to support your professional goals. Electives are posted at https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/students/services/programs/

Students can also work with their academic advisor to see if any other courses offered at the university will fulfill the requirements of the professional electives. Faculty may approve any set of courses a student can successfully explain to be supportive of their future goals.

Unrestricted electives (7-9 credit hours)

Only 100-799 level undergraduate courses may be applied.

*Required for Business Minor

Total hours required for graduation (120 credit hours)