Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism (B.A.)

The BA Hospitality, Sports, Events and Tourism (HSET) program combines coursework grounded in business fundamentals with exposure to the HSET industries.  The HSET sector includes a diverse array of interconnected industries, and in this program, students will learn about the various sectors and how they intersect. 

Through active learning, an internship experience, and professional networks, our curriculum provides students with a core of courses focused on service management and marketing, communication, data analysis, and industry perspective. To explore opportunities in the HSET sector, students are provided with co-curricular opportunities including international experiences, internships, experiential projects, guest speakers, and other field experiences.

The Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism profession is one the fastest growing industries globally which indicates a positive employment outlook for this career path.

Admission Criteria:
● Overall GPA – 2.5

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements7
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0-6
Major Requirements83
Free Electives30-24
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Collateral Liberal Arts Courses
CMST 110Introduction to Communication and Media3
EAES 170World Geography3
NUFD 192Nutrition with Laboratory4
PHIL 102Ethics3
POLS 101American Government and Politics3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
THTR 140Introduction to Design for Theatre3
WRIT 206Workplace Writing3
Collateral Business Courses
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
Required Courses
HSET 198HSET Industry Perspective1
HSET 208Leisure and Recreation in Society3
HSET 250Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism3
HSET 255Professional Development in Hospitality, Sports, Events, Tourism3
HSET 325Service Management3
HSET 353Legal Issues in Hospitality and Tourism3
HSET 355Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism Co-op Ed3
HSET 490Senior Seminar in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism3
Flexible Courses
Select four courses from the following:12
Managing Facilities in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism
International Tourism Marketing and Management
Sports Marketing
Event Marketing and Management I
Event Marketing and Management II
Lodging Management
Human Resource Management in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism
Food and Beverage Management
Major Electives
Select three courses from the list below.9
Career Learning
BUGN 310Campus to Career Transition I0
BUGN 320Campus To Career Transition II0
Total Credits83

Major Electives

ECON 221Economics of Professional Sports3
ENTR 201The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation3
HSET 260Sport Sales3
HSET 302Managing Facilities in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism3
HSET 315International Tourism Marketing and Management3
HSET 320Sports Marketing3
HSET 321Event Marketing and Management I3
HSET 330Resort and Cruise Management3
HSET 335International Experience in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism3
HSET 340Restaurant Management and Operations3
HSET 350Club Management3
HSET 354Analytics for Sports and Entertainment Industries3
HSET 356Entertainment, Theme Park, and Attractions Industries3
HSET 360Casino Management3
HSET 365Event Marketing and Management II3
HSET 366Budget and Financial Analysis in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism3
HSET 375Property and Community Association Management3
HSET 380Lodging Management3
HSET 385Human Resource Management in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism3
HSET 388Food and Culture3
HSET 390Food and Beverage Management3
HSET 392Special Topics in Hospitality Management1-6
HSET 395Information Systems and Technology in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism3
HSET 460Hospitality, Sports, Events and Tourism Advanced Co-op Ed3
HSET 480Revenue Management in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism3
HSET 492Independent Study in Hospitality, Sports, Events, and Tourism1-3
MKTG 250Professional Selling3
NUFD 353Catering and Banquet Management3
NUFD 405Concepts of the Sommelier3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing3
2. Literature
Workplace Writing (Fulfilled in the major.)
3. Communication - Fulfilled in the major.3
Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement
and Introduction to Communication and Media
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Introduction to Design for Theatre (Fulfilled in the major.)
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences - not required for this major.
Ethics (Fulfilled in the major.)
G. Computer Science
Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions (Fulfilled in the major.)
H. Mathematics
Statistical Methods in Business (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Nutrition with Laboratory (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
Fulfilled in the major.
World Geography
and American Government and Politics
and Introduction to Psychology
and Leisure and Recreation in Society
Total Credits7

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages Requirement0-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1WRIT 2063
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3EAES 1703
INFO 1733POLS 1013
PHIL 1023HSET 2503
PSYC 1013HSET 1981
 16 16
Second Year
THTR 1403NUFD 1924
HSET 2083MKTG 2403
ACCT 2043HSET 3253
MGMT 2313HSET 3553
HSET 2553HSET Flexible Course3
 15 16
Third Year
World Language I3World Language II3
HSET 3533HSET Flexible Course3
HSET Flexible Course3Major Elective3
HSET Flexible Course3Free Elective3
CMST 1103Free Elective3
BUGN 3100BUGN 320
 15 15
Fourth Year
Major Elective3HSET 4903
Major Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120