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Resort & Hospitality Management (B.S.)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.

    1. Communication (6 hrs)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites

    • HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism (3)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (42 hrs)

    • FSS 3338C Introduction to F&B Management (3)
    • HFT 3003 Introduction to Resort, Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt (3)
    • HFT 3221 Mgmt of Resort & Hospitality Human Resources (3)
    • HFT 3407 Resort & Hospitality Mgmt. Accounting (3)
    • HFT 3573 Resort & Hospitality Mgmt. Marketing (3)
    • HFT 3670 Resort & Hospitality Management Law, Legal Issues & Risk Management (3)
    • HFT 4253 Resort & Lodging Operations Management (3)
    • HFT 4275 Resort Development & Management (3)
    • HFT 4294 Resort & Hospitality Management Senior Seminar (3)
    • HFT 4342 Resort & Recreation Facilities Management (3)
    • HFT 4408 Resort & Hospitality Mgmt Budgeting & Finance (3)

      Select one of the following:
      • HFT 4945 Internship in Resort & Hospitality Mgmt (9)
      • HFT 4944 RHM Field Experience (3) and HFT 4945 Internship in Resort & Hospitality Mgmt (6)

  4. Restricted Coursework/Concentration (15 hrs)

    Select one of the following groupings:

    1. No concentration noted on transcript

      Select 6 hours from the following:
      • HFT 3203 Spa Services and Treatments (3)
      • HFT 3204 Spa Operations and Management (3)
      • HFT 3271 Introduction to Club & Spa Management (3)
      • HFT 3383 Adv. Golf Merchandising Oper. (2)
      • HFT 3443 Hospitality Information Technology (3)
      • HFT 3471 Event Operations & Financial Mgmt. (3)
      • HFT 3543 Spa Industry Customer Experience (3)
      • HFT 3572 Resort & Hospitality Management Sales, Advertising and Public Relations (3)
      • HFT 3754 Conventions and Meetings Management (3)
      • HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
      • HFT 3770 Cruise Line Operations & Management (3)
      • HFT 3802 Catering and Special Event Operations (3)
      • HFT 3806 Management of Food and Beverage Operations (3)
      • HFT 3854 Spa Client Wellness and Healthy Cuisines (3)
      • HFT 3930 Special Topics in Resort and Hospitality Management (3)
      • HFT 4273 Resort Timeshare, Condominium Vacation Interval Ownership (3)
      • HFT 4277 Strategic Issues in Resort Management (3)
      • HFT 4286 Resort & Hospitality Mgmt Professional Communication and Presentations (3)
      • HFT 4380 Golf Course Ownership (3)
      • HFT 4381 Golf Executive Management (3)
      • HFT 4866 Wine Merchandising, Tasting and Technology (3)
      • HFT 4912 Resort & Hospitality Mgmt Direct Individual Study (3)
      • HFT 4955 Resort & Hospitality Mgmt Study Abroad (3)

      Select an additional 9 hours of courses from the list above with an HFT prefix or any course at the 3000 level or above.

    2. Event Management Concentration

      Required courses:
      • HFT 3471 Event Operations and Financial Mgmt. (3)
      • HFT 3754 Conventions and Meetings Management (3)
      • HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
      • HFT 3802 Catering and Special Event Operations (3)
      • HFT 4791 Event Management Senior Project (3)

    3. Spa Management Concentration

      Required courses:
      • HFT 3203 Spa Services and Treatments (3)
      • HFT 3204 Spa Operations and Management (3)
      • HFT 3271 Intro. to Club and Spa Management (3)
      • HFT 3543 Spa Industry Customer Experience (3)
      • HFT 3854 Spa Client Wellness and Healthy Cuisines (3)

  5. University Requirements (3)

    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • At least 48 of the 120 hours must be in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • At least 30 of the last 60 hours must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy Communication and Computation Skills, and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or higher:

  • HFT 1000: may substitute HFT X000; at FGCU may substitute HFT X003 or HFT 3003

For All Majors: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.