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Program Requirements for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: HFTX000 or HFTX003

  3. Required Courses in the Major (51 credits)
    FSS 3338C Introduction to F&B Management (3)
    HFT 1382 Intro to Golf Management (3)
    HFT 2352 Player Development (1)
    HFT 3353 Golf Facility Operations (2)
    HFT 3383 Adv. Golf Merchandising Oper. (2)
    HFT 3404 Resort & Hosp Financial Acct (3)
    HFT 3573 R&H Marketing (3)
    HFT 3670 R&H Law,Legal Issues&Risk Mgmt (3)
    HFT 4381 Golf Executive Management (3)
    HFT 4934 PGM Senior Seminar (3)
    HFT 4948 PGA PGM Management Internship (11)
    ORH 2220C Turfgrass Management Operations (3)
    PEL 3120 PGA Prep 1 (3)
    PEL 3125 PGA Prep 2 (3)
    PEL 4126 Golf Practicum (3)
    PEO 3124 Director of Golf Instr. Oper. (2)

  4. Electives in the Major (3 credits)
    HFT 3221Mgmt Resort Hosp Human Resourc (3)
    HFT 3271 Intro to Club & Spa Management (3)
    HFT 3253 RHM Lodging Operations Man (3)
    HFT 3572 RHM Sales,ADV&Public Relations (3)
    HFT 3443 Hospitality Info Technology (3)
    HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
    HFT 4275 Resort Development & Mgt. (3)
    HFT 4343 Resort & Rec Facilities Mgt. (3)
    HFT 4380 Golf Course Ownership (3)
    HFT 4464 Resort & Hosp Financial Mgmt (3)
    HFT 4866 Wine Merchandising, Tasting & Tech (3)
    PEL 3123 History of Golf (3)
    PEL 4906 PGA PGM Directed Study (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • At least 48 of the 120 credits must be in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • At least 30 of the last 60 credits must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy elements of the Professional Golfers Association of America PGM program, including (a) passing the Qualifying Level and Level 1, 2, and 3 Knowledge tests required by the PGA of America, and (b) passing the PGA Player Ability Test. For those wishing to become PGA of America members, United States citizenship and a completed background check is required prior to election to membership. Consult a college advisor or PGM Director for additional details.