Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 72

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis (Major Prerequisite, D1) 3
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) 3
Second Semester
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis (Major Prerequisite, D1) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Business Statistics
Data Analysis in Education (B4) 3
Elementary Statistics (B4) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area E 3
Third Semester
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Major Core) 3
HTM 110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management (Major Core, ES, GP, SJ) 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Major Core) 3
HTM 120 Legal Aspects of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Major Core) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area F ± 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Fifth Semester
FIN 350 Business Finance (Major Core) 3
HTM 300GW Hospitality Tourism Management Business Communication - GWAR (Major Core) 3
HTM 301 Food Science and Production (Major Core, UD-B) 3
Guided HTM Electives (12 units) - Take Two 5 6
Sixth Semester
HTM 457 Restaurant Operations (Major Core) 3
HTM 458 Hospitality Tourism Management Revenue and Cost Control (Major Core) 3
HTM 561 Hotel Operation Management (Major Core) 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior (Major Core) 3
Guided HTM Elective (12 units) - Take One 5 3
Seventh Semester
HTM 424 Tourism Management (Major Core, UD-C, AERM, SJ) 3
HTM 531 Hospitality Services Management (Major Core) 3
HTM 560 Hospitality Human Resource Management (Major Core) 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing (Major Core) 3
Guided HTM Elective (12 units) - Take One 5 3
Eighth Semester
HTM 515 Hospitality and Tourism Management Internship (Major Core) 3
HTM 590 Integrated Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Major Core) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Total Units120-122

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.


Guided Electives (12 units)
Select four:

HTM 215 Service Leadership: Theory and Practice (3 units)

HTM 324 Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage, and Culture in America (3 units) (UD-D)

HTM 351 Asian Food, Culture, and Hospitality (3 units) (UD-C, AERM)
HTM 357 Food Systems and the Environment (3 units) (ES)
HTM 400 Wine Appreciation (3 units) (UD-B, ES)
HTM 421 Food, Wine, and Culture in California (3 units) (UD-D)
HTM 425 The Business of International Tourism (3 units) (UD-D, GP)
HTM 557 Restaurant and Catering Management (3 units)
HTM 562 Advanced Studies in Global Hotel Operations Management (3 units) (GP)
HTM 576 Meeting Planning and Convention/Event Management I (3 units) (ES)
HTM 577 Meeting Planning and Convention/Event Management II (3 units)
HTM 578 Hospitality and Tourism Management Sales and Marketing (3 units)
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations (3 units) (UD-D, GP)


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.