Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration

Arkansas Tech University

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration

Arkansas Tech University

The Hospitality Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for management positions within the hospitality industry such as lodging, resorts, conference, convention and visitor centers, restaurants, contract services, theme parks and travel and tourism related operations.

The course work concentrates on general business, management, finance, marketing, accounting, law, computer science, and specific courses related to hospitality management. The entire curriculum features numerous opportunities for the practical application of problem-solving skills and creativity. The Hospitality Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Vision Statement

The program will develop leaders in the Hospitality profession.

Core Values

  • Community Service
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Embrace diversity
  • Lifelong learning
  • Work hard/Play hard
  • Communication
  • Harmony

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hospitality Administration Program is to provide quality education in hospitality administration, build a foundation for professional growth and development and encourage lifelong learning.

Major Options

Event Management

The Event Management Emphasis prepares students for careers in tourism, convention and visitors bureaus and sport and event management. This emphasis will provide a background in commercial recreation, recreational sport and event management in Arkansas’ second leading industry and the world’s largest industry. Tourism and Event Management is a collection of industries under the larger umbrella of hospitality management.

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

Freshman

Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3
BIOL 1014 Introduction to Biological Science 4 CHEM 1111 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory and CHEM 1113 A Survey of Chemistry 4
COMS 1003 Introduction to Computer Based Systems 3 MATH 1113 College Algebra 3
HA 1001 Orientation to Hospitality Administration 1 HA/CUL 1011 Sanitation Technology 1
HA 1043 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 HA 2133 Introduction to Travel and Tourism 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 14
Fall Spring
PSY 2003 General Psychology 3 ACCT 2003 Accounting Principles I 3
ECON 2003 Principles of Economics I 3 COMM 2173 Business and Professional Speaking 3
HA 2023 Hospitality Leadership and Ethics 3 HA/CUL 2053 Work Experience 3
HA 2043 Lodging Operations Management 3 HA 2073 Introduction to Event Management 3
HA/CUL 2813 Basic Human Nutrition 3 HA 2914 Principles of Food Preparation 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1 3
U.S. History/Government1 3 PE 2513 First Aid 3
HA 2063 Guest Service Management 3 HA/RP 3113 Human Resources Management 3
HA 3173 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3 HA 3183 Catering and Event Management 3
HA 4073 Hospitality Financial Analysis 3
Total Hours 12 Total Hours 15
Fall Spring
BUAD 3023 Business Communications 3 HA/RP 4001 Internship Preparation 1
MGMT 3003 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 HA 4023 Hospitality Facilities Management and Design 3
HA 3013 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 HA 4033 Legal Aspects of Hospitality Administration 3
HA 3163 Hospitality Technology 3 HA 4053 Meetings and Conventions Management 3
HA 4063 Beverage Management 3 HA 4203 Hospitality Strategic Management 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
Fall
HA 4114 Internship3 4
HA Electives2 2
Total Hours 6

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2See Departmental Advisor.
3Internship must be completed in last semester after all coursework has been completed.

Foodservice Management

The Foodservices Management Emphasis prepares students for management careers in the food and beverage industries as well as managed foodservice. This emphasis will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a comprehensive management background in this dynamic and ever-changing hospitality industry. Restaurants are the nation’s largest private-sector employer.

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

Freshman

Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3
BIOL 1014 Introduction to Biological Science 4 CHEM 1111 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory and CHEM 1113 A Survey of Chemistry 4
COMS 1003 Introduction to Computer Based Systems 3 MATH 1113 College Algebra 3
HA 1001 Orientation to Hospitality Administration 1 HA/CUL 1011 Sanitation Technology 1
HA 1043 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 HA 2133 Introduction to Travel and Tourism 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 14
Fall Spring
PSY 2003 General Psychology 3 ACCT 2003 Accounting Principles I 3
ECON 2003 Principles of Economics I 3 COMM 2173 Business and Professional Speaking 3
HA 2023 Hospitality Leadership and Ethics 3 HA/CUL 2053 Work Experience 3
HA 2043 Lodging Operations Management 3 HA 2073 Introduction to Event Management 3
HA/CUL 2813 Basic Human Nutrition 3 HA 2914 Principles of Food Preparation 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1 3
U.S. History/Government1 3 PE 2513 First Aid 3
HA 2063 Guest Service Management 3 HA/RP 3113 Human Resources Management 3
HA 3173 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3 HA 4073 Hospitality Financial Analysis 3
HA 4063 Beverage Management 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
Fall Spring
MGMT 3003 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 BUAD 3023 Business Communications 1
HA 3013 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 HA/RP 4001 Internship Preparation 1
HA 3163 Hospitality Technology 3 HA 4023 Hospitality Facilities Management and Design 3
HA 4986 Purchasing and Advanced Food Production 6 HA 4033 Legal Aspects of Hospitality Administration 3
HA 4203 Hospitality Strategic Management 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
Fall
HA 4114 Internship3 4
HA Electives2 2
Total Hours 6

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2See Departmental Advisor.
3Internship must be completed in last semester after all coursework has been completed.

Lodging Management

The Lodging Management Emphasis prepares students for management careers in hotels, lodging, resorts, and public and private clubs. This emphasis will analyze competitive strategies, leadership styles, teamwork, and technology in this dynamic and ever-changing hospitality industry.

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

Freshman

Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3
BIOL 1014 Introduction to Biological Science 4 CHEM 1111 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory and CHEM 1113 A Survey of Chemistry 4
COMS 1003 Introduction to Computer Based Systems 3 MATH 1113 College Algebra 3
HA 1001 Orientation to Hospitality Administration 1 HA/CUL 1011 Sanitation Technology 1
HA 1043 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 HA 2133 Introduction to Travel and Tourism 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 14
Fall Spring
PSY 2003 General Psychology 3 COMM 2173 Business and Professional Speaking 3
ECON 2003 Principles of Economics I 3 ACCT 2003 Accounting Principles I 3
HA 2023 Hospitality Leadership and Ethics 3 HA/CUL 2053 Work Experience 3
HA 2043 Lodging Operations Management 3 HA 2073 Introduction to Event Management 3
HA/CUL 2813 Basic Human Nutrition 3 HA 2914 Principles of Food Preparation 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1 3
U.S. History/Government1 3 PE 2513 First Aid 3
HA 2063 Guest Service Management 3 HA/RP 3113 Human Resources Management 3
HA 3143 Lodging Operations Management 3 HA 4073 Hospitality Financial Analysis 3
HA 3173 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
Fall Spring
MGMT 3003 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 BUAD 3023 Business Communications 3
HA 3013 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 HA/RP 4001 Internship Preparation 1
HA 3163 Hospitality Technology 3 HA 4023 Hospitality Facilities Management and Design 3
HA 4243 Advanced Lodging Operations Management 3 HA 4033 Legal Aspects of Hospitality Administration 3
HA/RP 4093 Resort and Club Management 3 HA 4203 Hospitality Strategic Management 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
Fall
HA 4114 Internship3 4
HA Electives2 2
Total Hours 6

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2See Departmental Advisor.
3Internship must be completed in last semester after all coursework has been completed.

Unconditional Admission Requirements

Arkansas Tech University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, race, age, national origin, religion, or disability in any of its practices, policies, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admission, employment, financial aid, or educational services. Arkansas Tech University complies with all applicable state and federal laws including, but not limited to, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended,Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The Affirmative Action Office, Administration Building, Suite 212, has been designated to coordinate compliance efforts.

Important Dates
Priority Spring Application Deadline: January 1
Priority Fall Application Deadline: August 1

Entering Freshman / New Student:

New students to Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, college entrance exam scores, a record documenting completion of secondary requirements, and proof of immunization documenting 2 MMR. If you have concurrent college credit, an official transcript from that institution is required. For Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, original score reports or a certified copy from your high school will need to be submitted prior to credit being awarded. A minimum criterion for exam scores and grade point average is listed below:

  1. Composite ACT score of 19 or above, composite SAT score of 990 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite SAT score of 1330 on the former SAT exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 246. Note: The ACT Writing exam is not required for admission purposes.

Completion of graduation requirements from a public secondary school, private secondary school, or a homeschool program documenting a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average, and completion of the university’s secondary school core curriculum, OR minimum GED score of 600.
Students who have scored accordingly on an Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University by receiving a qualifying score on the examinations. These credits can satisfy general education requirements. AP, CLEP, and IB scores should be documented on your application for admission. Submit official score reports or readable copies embossed by your high school to the Office of Admissions. Students who have earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) should submit their IB transcript for evaluation. Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University.

Freshmen who do not meet unconditional admission requirements will be conditionally admitted with a minimum composite ACT score of 15, composite SAT score of 830 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite SAT score of 1060 on the former SAT exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 229, and by completing college core with a 2.0/4.0 grade point average or minimum GED score of 600.

Returning Student:

Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech in the past year or have attended another college or university since last attending Tech must submit a new application for admission. Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:

  • Has not attended another college since attending Tech
    • Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher

Has attended another college since attending Tech

  • Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official college transcript(s) documenting a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended


Transfer Student:

Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, official transcripts from each institution previously attended, and proof of immunization.

If transferring less than 24 credit hours, an official high school transcript and ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER scores must be submitted. Transfer students with more than 24 hours, who have not completed college-level English or math, will be required to submit test scores. Arkansas Tech University will recognize transfer credit from a U.S. institution provided that the institution is accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accreditation associations, and for courses that are approved for transfer by ADHE through ACTS. Acceptance of course credit may depend on the date that the institution was accredited or the date that a course was approved for transfer by ADHE. Transfer credit for coursework from institutions outside the U.S. will be considered on an individual basis. Students seeking transfer of credit from a foreign college/university must complete a credential evaluation through a company authorized by Arkansas Tech University (a list of approved service providers can be obtained in the IMSSO or in the Registrar’s Office). Transfer credit, although accepted by the university, is not guaranteed to be applicable toward meeting degree requirements for the particular program of study selected by the transfer student. Once admitted, your academic advisor will determine which credits count toward your degree requirements.

Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:

  1. All transfers must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended and have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0


If you do not meet the requirements for unconditional admittance or if you need further details on any of the information above, email the Office of Admissions at tech.enroll@atu.edu. You may also reach us by phone at 800-582-6953 or (479) 968-0343. Unofficial documents can be faxed to (479) 964-0522. All final admission documents should be mailed to:


Arkansas Tech University
Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment
Brown Hall, Suite 104
105 West O Street
Russellville AR 72801-2222

Non-Academic Rejection
Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.

Cost & Fees

*Tuition and Fees are subject to change as necessary Tuition Rates

Hours Resident (In-State) Non-Resident(Out-of-State) Fees
1 226.00 452.00
2 452.00 904.00
3 678.00 1,356.00
4 904.00 1,808.00
5 1,130.00 2,260.00
6 1,356.00 2,712.00
7 1,582.00 3,164.00
8 1,808.00 3,616.00
9 2,034.00 4,068.00
10 2,260.00 4,520.00
11 2,486.00 4,972.00
12 2,712.00 5,424.00
13 2,938.00 5,876.00
14 3,164.00 6,328.00
15 3,390.00 6,780.00
16 3,616.00 7,232.00
17 3,842.00 7,684.00
18 4,068.00 8,136.00
19 4,294.00 8,588.00
20 4,520.00 9,040.00
21 4,746.00 9,492.00
22 4,972.00 9,944.00
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Last updated January 21, 2018
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Resident (In-State) 22-credit hour Tuition; $9,944 Non-Resident(Out-of-State) 22-credit hour Tuition
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