No better place exists to learn this industry than the Chicago metropolitan area with its wealth of world-class hotels and restaurants and its rich blend of ethnic cultures and cuisines, arts and entertainment, sports and recreation. With offices overlooking several of Chicago's major tourism destinations the School offers an undergraduate program and the only graduate program in Illinois preparing students for management and leadership careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Roosevelt's Hospitality program prepares students in three areas of emphasis: lodging management; food and beverage management; meeting, events, convention, and exhibition management; and sports management. Other subject areas include tourism administration, casino, and club management. The hospitality industry is a major employer in the Chicago area and throughout the world. Excellent careers are available for those with academic training, work experience, and technology and research skills that are developed in Roosevelt University's programs. A Roosevelt degree in hospitality and tourism management provides students with a valuable employment and career advantage.
Faculty members are committed to students and their professional growth as they integrate classroom study with the lively metropolitan workplace. Program participants may gain experience through professional partnerships with leading hotels, restaurants, meeting and convention facilities, associations, tourism offices, airline carriers, and others. Manfred Steinfeld is the generous benefactor of Roosevelt University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Our Two Degree Programs
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSHTM)
The BSHTM is a 120-semester hour degree program designed for students of any age who want to pursue a career in hospitality. The program requires successful completion of 54 semester hours of study in hospitality management courses; the University’s general education course requirements in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; and 30 semester hours of elective courses.
All Hospitality majors are advised by the department and can develop close, mentoring relationships with our faculty from their first semester at Roosevelt.
Traditional-aged freshmen enroll in Hospitality major courses from the first semester so there is no delay in developing a connection to the major field, area of focus, and chosen career path.
The BSHTM degree with 30 semester hours of free electives allows for transfer credits from community college Hospitality programs as well as transfer from other programs and majors. Except for HOSM 290, which must be completed at Roosevelt University, 200-level background hospitality courses may be completed either at Roosevelt or through acceptable transfer work from an approved community college.
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Hospitality & Tourism Management (BPS/HTM)
Further information about the advantages of the Bachelor of Professional Studies and the general education requirements for that degree can be found in that section of the catalog.
Other Requirements for the BSHTM Degree
200-level courses: At least 60 semester hours must be completed in courses at the 200 level or above.
300-level courses: A minimum of 15 semester hours of 300-level hospitality management course work must be completed at Roosevelt University. The core courses, HOSM 300, 311, 350, and 399, must be passed with grades of C or higher.
Minimum grades in the Major sequence: The core courses, HOSM 300, 311, 350, and 399, must be passed with grades of C or higher. Two D grades are allowed in the remainder of the major sequence.
Minimum acceptable grade point average of classes taken at Roosevelt University is 2.0.
Completion of the University Writing Requirement is based on the Roosevelt University Assessment placement test.
Credit for Prior Learning or Experiential Learning
Students in both the BSHTM and the BPS/HTM may apply for assessment of life experience and for the concomitant academic credit within the hospitality and tourism management program. This process entails submitting a written portfolio based on the content of a current course in hospitality and tourism management and also supported by the student’s resume. A faculty member with expertise in the selected subject area will review the portfolio and recommend the number of semester hours to be awarded. The hospitality and tourism program director and the dean of the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies also provide approval for granting credit. Before credit for prior or experiential learning is officially awarded, students must complete 12 semester hours at Roosevelt University. The total number of credits awarded through portfolio assessment is limited.
Request Further Information
To receive further information about the bachelor’s degree options in Hospitality & Tourism Management, please contact Donna DeMille, firstname.lastname@example.org, assistant director, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Nine (9) Semester hours, the following three courses; plus, prerequisite HOSM 210 Front Office Management. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.
Nine (9) semester hours; plus, prerequisite HOSM 231 Introduction to Meeting, Convention and Exhibition Management. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.
Nine (9) semester hours. Three courses chosen from the following four (4) courses; plus, prerequisite HOSM 230 Food and Beverage Management. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.
The courses comprising the Sports Hospitality Concentration have been developed in response to the needs of sports organizations for trained personnel to assist in fan services and marketing. Hospitality students have the customer service orientation that equips them to work with the myriad fan-oriented activities undertaken by organized sports.
Nine semester hours required; see list below.
Nine (9) semester hours. Three courses chosen from the following four (4) courses; plus, prerequisite HOSM 201 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. No transfer credit allowed. Minimum grade of C in all classes to qualify. No waivers or substitutions.
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