Bachelor of Science in
Hospitality Management

Think from a global perspective and learn how to apply strategic knowledge to the many areas within hospitality management.

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Degree Overview

The Chaplin School offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management available fully online and on site.

Course Requirements

Lower Division Preparation – 60 Credits

To qualify for admission to the hospitality program, FIU transfer students with 60 credits must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and must be otherwise acceptable into the program. Students with less than 60 transfer credits need to meet the freshman criteria established by the University.

All University Core Curriculum requirements must be completed prior to graduation from the University.

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Hospitality Core Requirements – 30 Credits

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Additional Requirements

Hospitality Electives – 30 Credits

Electives can be chosen from any 3000/4000 level HFT or FSS course. If desired, students may choose any of the following six major areas to meet 18 of the 30 required elective credits.

Hospitality Management Major Areas – 18 Credits (optional)

Beverage Management Courses
Culinary Management Courses
Event Management Courses
Hotel/Lodging Management Courses
Restaurant/Foodservice Management Courses
Travel & Tourism Management Courses

Industry Experience Requirement – 1300 Hours

A total of 1,300 documented hours of hospitality/tourism-related practical training work experience is required. This includes 300 hours in HFT 4945 Advanced Internship. A minimum of 800 hours must be completed while enrolled in the degree program at FIU. The Advanced Internship must be major related and approved by an advisor. Work experience documentation is required. Students with extensive industry management experience may apply for a waiver of the 1000 hour work experience and Advanced Internship.


Minors – 12 Credits

A minor is not required for the B.S. in Hospitality Management degree, however students may elect a minor if they choose to. Students may choose to minor in the following areas:

  • Beverage Management
  • Hotel/Lodging Management
  • Restaurant/Foodservice Management
  • Travel & Tourism Management

Students who are not in the Hospitality Management degree program may choose 12 credits from any of the course offerings to create their own minor according to their particular interests.

Careers in Hospitality Management

With a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management, graduates can expect to find rewarding career opportunities in the following areas:

Beverage Management
Culinary Management
Event Management
Hotel/Lodging Management
Restaurant/Foodservice Management

*For domestic students with in-state enrollment during the 2013-2014 academic year. Visit the Cost Calculator for detailed fee information.