Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • In addition to the core course program required of all Hospitality and Tourism Management majors, DS 110 (or MATH 110 or equivalent), ECON 101, ECON 102, ISYS 263, and ENG 214 must be completed before enrollment in certain core courses. Students who wish to enroll in DS 110 must pass the ELM examination, or other approved examinations, or take an appropriate course such as MATH 70. Students not attaining a satisfactory score will be directed to take an appropriate preparatory course.
  • Except in cases of credit by examination, no more than six units of the core requirements may be taken on a CR/NC basis.
  • Students must take an information systems proficiency exam. Those who do not pass the exam will be required to take ISYS 263.

Hospitality and Tourism Management (B.S.) — 66 units

Core Courses (54 units)

ACCT 100Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACCT 101Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
DS 212Business Statistics I3
or MATH 124 Elementary Statistics
or ISED 160 Data Analysis in Education
FIN 350Business Finance3
HTM 110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
HTM 120Legal Aspects of Hospitality and Tourism Management3
HTM 300GWHospitality Tourism Management Business Communication - GWAR3
HTM 357Food Systems in the Hospitality Environment3
HTM 424Tourism Management3
HTM 457Restaurant Operations3
HTM 458Hospitality Tourism Management Revenue and Cost Control3
HTM 515Hospitality and Tourism Management Internship3
HTM 531Hospitality Services Management3
HTM 560Hospitality Human Resource Management3
HTM 561Hotel Operation Management3
HTM 590Integrated Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism Management3
MGMT 405Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior3
MKTG 431Principles of Marketing3

Guided Electives (12 units)

Choose four of the guided elective courses from the list of courses below. Students wishing to minor in business administration are encouraged to take IBUS 330 to fulfill their minor requirement.

HTM 324Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage, and Culture in America3
HTM/CFS 351Asian Food, Culture, and Hospitality3
HTM 364Hospitality and Tourism Management Information Systems3
HTM 400Wine Appreciation3
HTM 421Food, Wine, and Culture in California3
HTM 425The Business of International Tourism3
HTM 557Restaurant and Catering Management3
HTM 562Advanced Studies in Global Hotel Operations Management3
HTM 576Meeting Planning and Convention/Event Management I3
HTM 577Meeting Planning and Convention/Event Management II3
HTM 578Hospitality and Tourism Management Sales and Marketing3
IBUS 330International Business and Multicultural Relations3

General Education Requirements

Requirement Course Level Units Area Designation
Oral Communication LD 3 A1
Written English Communication I LD 3 A2
Critical Thinking LD 3 A3
Written English Communication II LD 3 A4
Physical Science LD 3 B1
Life Science LD 3 B2
Lab Science LD 1 B3
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning LD 3 B4
Arts LD 3 C1
Arts or Humanities LD 3 C1 or C2
Humanities: Literature LD 3 C3
Social Sciences LD 3 D1
Social Sciences: US History LD 3 D2
Social Sciences: US & CA Governement LD 3 D3
Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (LLD) LD or UD 3 E
Physical and/or Life Science UD 3 UD-B
Arts and/or Humanities UD 3 UD-C
Social Sciences UD 3 UD-D
SF State Studies
Courses certified as meeting the SF State Studies requirements may be upper or lower division in General Education (GE), in a major or minor, or an elective.
American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) LD or UD 3
Environmental Sustainability (ES) LD or UD 3
Global Perspectives (GP) LD or UD 3
Social Justice (SJ) LD or UD 3

Note: LD = Lower Division; UD = Upper Division.

First Time Student Roadmap (4 Year)

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General Advising Information for Transfer Students

  1. Before transfer, complete as many lower division requirements or electives for this major as possible.
  2. The following courses are not required for admission, but are required for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to complete these units before transfer; doing so will provide more flexibility in course selection after transfer.
    • a course in U.S. History
    • a course in U.S. & California Government
    • a 2nd-semester course in written English composition

For information about satisfying the requirements described in (1) and (2) above at a California Community College (CCC), please visit http://www.assist.org. Check any geographically accessible CCCs; sometimes options include more than one college. Use ASSIST to determine:

  • Which courses at a CCC satisfy any lower division major requirements for this major, including 2nd-semester composition;
  • Which courses at a CCC satisfy CSU GE, US History, and US & CA Government.

Remedial courses are not transferable and do not apply to the minimum 60 units/90 quarters required for admission.

Additional units for courses that are repeated do not apply to the minimum 60 units required for upper division transfer (for example, if course was not passed on the first attempt, or was taken to earn a better grade).

Before leaving the last California community college of attendance, obtain a summary of completion of lower division General Education units (IGETC or CSU GE Breadth). This is often referred to as a GE certification worksheet. SF State does not require delivery of this certification to Admissions, but students should retain this document for verifying degree progress after transfer.

Credit for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College-Level Examination Program courses: AP/IB/CLEP credit is not automatically transferred from the previous institution. Units are transferred only when an official score report is delivered to SF State. Credit is based on the academic year during which exams were taken. Refer to the University Bulletin in effect during the year of AP/IB/CLEP examination(s) for details regarding the award of credit for AP/IB/CLEP.

Students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines often defer 6-9 units of lower division general education in areas C and D until after transfer in order to focus on preparation courses for the major. (This advice does not apply to students pursuing associate degree completion before transfer.)

Transferring from institutions other than CCCs or CSUs

Review SF State's lower division General Education requirements. Note that, as described below, the four basic skills courses required for admission meet A1, A2, A3, and B4 in the SF State GE pattern. Courses that fulfill the remaining areas of SF State’s lower division GE pattern are available at most two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

Of the four required basic skills courses, a course in critical thinking (GE A3) may not be widely offered outside the CCC and CSU systems. Students should attempt to identify and take an appropriate course no later than the term of application to the CSU. To review more information about the A3 requirement, please visit http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-education/general-education/lower-division/#AAEL.

Identify and complete a 2nd-semester written English composition course before transfer. This is usually the next course after the typical “freshman comp” course, with a focus on writing, reading and critical analytical skills for academic purposes, and developing skills in composing, revising, and the use of rhetorical strategies.

Waiting until after transfer to take a single course at SF State that meets both US and CA/local government requirements may be an appropriate option, particularly if transferring from outside of California.

All students must meet the transfer eligibility requirements outlined below for admission. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Admissions section.

  • Complete 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 or more quarter units
  • Earn a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable courses. Non-local area residents may be held to a higher GPA standard.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended
  • Complete 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of general education, including four basic skills courses:
    1. One course in oral communication (same as CSU GE area A1)
    2. One course in written composition (same as CSU GE area A2)
    3. One course in critical thinking (same as CSU GE area A3)
    4. One course in mathematics or quantitative reasoning, with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite (same as CSU GE area B4)
  • The four basic skills courses and a minimum of 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) must be completed by the spring semester prior to fall admission, or by the fall semester prior to spring admission. Earn a "C" or better grade in each basic skills course.