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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism Major (B.S.H.C.S.)

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Major code BS6361

Patton College of Education
Department of Human and Consumer Sciences
Lindley Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2880
Fax: 740.593.0984

Donnie Brown, contact person

Program Overview

The Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism major seeks students who have an interest in a career of supervision and management within the restaurant, hotel, and tourism industries. With instruction in the areas of food and beverage, lodging, and meeting and event planning, students are prepared for employment in restaurants, private clubs, hotels, resorts and tourism management. With a holistic approach, the addition of a built-in Business minor affords students both the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in managing and operating a business, enhancing and increasing the students’ marketability and ultimately positioning them to be successful in their chosen careers.

In addition to the program’s required field experience, it is highly recommended that students be employed part time in the industry, as this has proven to be beneficial during their college careers, as well as after graduation. Opportunities for full- and part-time employment are available on and offcampus.

Program Standards

To remain active in this program you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintain overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University.
  2. Earn at least a 2.0 (C) or better in each course listed under Major Requirements.
  3. Successfully earn at least a C (2.0) in all required RHT courses by the end of the third enrollment in each course. Other schools and departments may also limit the number of times you may retake a course.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates are prepared for entry-level management positions within the restaurant, hotel, and tourism industry. Previous graduates have gained employment with international restaurant and hotel companies, school and university dining services, event planning and catering companies, and tourism focused organizations.



Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department Level Requirements for Human and Consumer Sciences

View the Department-Level Requirements for the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences .

Complete one of the following courses:

Business Minor Requirements

Complete the following courses:

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