College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

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The Hospitality Management and Tourism (HMT) program will prepare you for the specialized knowledge needed within the hospitality industry.  The degree will help you become a professional focused on technology and consumer needs within the service industry.   

A degree that's sure to take you places... 

The Hospitality Management and Tourism (HMT) bachelor of science program integrates service management principles, marketing techniques, and financial management into a curriculum focused on managing a variety of facilities. Our coursework challenges students to think creatively across marketing, communication, management, and facility operations. 

Courses provide students with the knowledge and experience they need to understand current trends and applications in the hospitality and tourism industries. HMT students complete hands-on projects focusing on several aspects of hospitality and tourism: destination marketing & management, food & beverage, lodging, attractions, convention and meeting planning, non-profit management and special event coordinating.

 

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Courses You Will Take

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Hospitality Management and Tourism (BS) 120 hours
Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
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Total Freshman Year Credit Hours : 33

Fall Semester
16 Credit Hours
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
HMT 120
3
HMT 120 - INTRODUCTION OT HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM

HMT 120

3 credit hours

A survey of the historical development and management structure of organizations that comprise the hospitality and tourism industry. The course format includes presentation by industry representatives, lectures and student led discussions.

ANT 160
3
ANT 160 - CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE MODERN WORLD

ANT 160

**UK Core - Global Dynamics**

3 credit hours

Directed at non-majors, this course is intended to introduce the student to the diversity of human cultural experience in the contemporary world. Goals of the course include gaining an appreciation for the common humanity and uniqueness of all cultures; to gain a sensitivity toward stereotypes and ethnocentrism, and to understand the distinctions between "race," ethnicity and racism. The course features extended descriptions of the cultural dynamics of the culture(s) with which the instructor has worked.

GEN 100
3
GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

GEN 100

**UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen**

3 credit hours

How do farmers in Kentucky impact families in California? How can the fashion industry curb the amount of plastic in our oceans? How does fast food affect sea life in the Gulf of Mexico? Whether we realize it or not, each of us has a relationship with agriculture, food and the environment. From race and gender, diet and lifestyles, tourism and evolving technologies, this course encourages you to recognize and think critically about the interconnected systems that affect all human life. By addressing these challenges, you will develop a greater appreciation for how you can positively impact our planet.

Prereq: This course is open to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment or those in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Residential College's Belle C. Gunn Living Learning Program. Freshman only in Fall semesters and transfer students only in Spring semesters.

1st Foreign Language
4
Spring Semester
17 Credit Hours
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
MA 123
4
MA 123 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

MA 123

**UK Core - Quantitative Foundations**

4 credit hours

An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with applications to business and the biological and physical sciences. Not open to students who have credit in MA 113 or MA 137. Note: Math placement test recommended. Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department.

Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or Math SAT2016 of 620 or above, or a grade of C or better in MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department. Note: Math placement test recommended.

HMT 210
3
HMT 210 - HOTEL ROOMS DIVISION MANAGEMENT

HMT 210

3 credit hours

A comprehensive study of the management principles which apply to the rooms division of a hotel property that includes front desk and housekeeper operations, reservations and billing, accounting procedures and public relations.

Prereq: HMT 120. For Hospitality Management and Tourism majors only.

CS 101
3
CS 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING I

CS 101

3 credit hours

An introduction to computing and its impact on society from a user's perspective. Topics include computation using spreadsheets, beautification using text formatters and word processors, information management with database managers, and problem solving through program design and implementation using a simple programming language. Not open to students who have received credit for higher level computer science courses.

2nd Foreign Language
4

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Total Sophomore Year Credit Hours : 28

Fall Semester
13 Credit Hours
ECO 201
3
ECO 201 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I

ECO 201

3 credit hours

The study of the allocation of scarce resources from the viewpoint of individual economic units. Topics include household and firm behavior, competitive pricing of goods and resources, and monopoly power.

UK Core - Humanities
3
UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3
HMT 270
3
HMT 270 - PRINCIPLES OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM

HMT 270

3 credit hours

An introduction to the structure, operation and characteristics of domestic and international tourism. Topics include transportation modes, destination planning and marketing, wholesale and retail travel agent agreements; geographic, social and cultural aspects of tourism.

Prereq: HMT 120. For Hospitality Management and Tourism majors only.

DHN 241
1
DHN 241 - FOOD SERVICE SANITATION

DHN 241

1 credit hours

This course covers the principles of food microbiology, important food borne diseases, standards that are enforced by regulatory agencies, and applied measures for the prevention of food borne diseases and other microbiological problems. It leads to certification from the National Restaurant Association.

Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
ECO 202
3
ECO 202 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II

ECO 202

3 credit hours

A study of how society’s needs are satisfied with the limited resources available. Topics include contemporary issues such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, international dependencies, and how public policy deals with them. A critical understanding of the U.S. and global economies will enhance your value as a manager or executive of a business (whether for-profit or non-profit), as a family member dealing with jobs and financial decisions, and as a voter in a democracy. The course will allow you to become knowledgeable of, and able to critically think about, the major macroeconomic issues of unemployment, jobs, recessions, economic growth, inflation, deflation, oil prices, monetary policy, the Federal Reserve, fiscal policy, budget deficits, the national debt, international trade, international finance, and the financial system.

Prereq: ECO 201.

ACC 201
3
ACC 201 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I

ACC 201

3 credit hours

This course is designed to provide an introduction to financial accounting from the users' perspectives. Its primary purposes are to promote understanding of financial accounting information for decision making purposes and to focus on financial accounting's role in communicating business results.

Prereq: Successful completion of 27 semester credit hours or consent of the School of Accountancy Director.

Diversity Requirement
3
STA 296
3
STA 296 - STATISTICAL METHODS AND MOTIVATIONS

STA 296

**UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason**

3 credit hours

Introduction to principles of statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding. Students will articulate results of statistical description of sample data (including bivariate), application of probability distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing to demonstrate properly contextualized analysis of real-world data.

Prereq: MA 113, MA 123, MA 137, or equivalent.

HMT 308
3
HMT 308 - INTRODUCTION TO FOOD AND BEVERAGE

HMT 308

HMT 308 is the preferred class for the HMT major, however DHN 302 may substitute.

3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the principles of food and beverage concepts, menu development and food service operations in various segments of the hospitality and tourism industries. Food and beverage demonstrations and labs are included. A fee to cover materials and activities may be assessed from students. Lecture 2 hours; laboratory 2 hours per week.

Prereq: HMT 120; DHN 241; Hospitality Management and Tourism Majors only.

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Total Junior Year Credit Hours : 25

Fall Semester
13 Credit Hours
HMT 350
3
HMT 350 - REVENUE MANAGEMENT

HMT 350

3 credit hours

This course explores the skills and role of revenue managers in hospitality management as well as discussing the benefits of revenue management practices and systems.Consideration is given to concepts such as pricing, value, forecasting, inventory, distribution and evaluation as it relates to maximizing revenue in hospitality.

Prereq: HMT 120 and ACC 201.For Hospitality Management and Tourism Majors only.

UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math
3
ACC 202
3
ACC 202 - MANAGERIAL USES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION

ACC 202

3 credit hours

An introduction to the use of accounting data within an organization to analyze and solve problems and to make planning and control decisions.

Prereq: ACC 201, or ACC 221, or consent of School of Accountancy Director.

RTM 340
1
RTM 340 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/PRE-INTERNSHIP

RTM 340

1 credit hours

Self-assessment of students' strengths, limitations, and career aspirations. Preparation of reference files, letters, and resumes. Identification of and application to department-approved agencies for completion of internship experience.

Prereq: "C" or above in HMT 270 or MAT 237 and Sophomore standing or higher.

MKT 300
3
MKT 300 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT

MKT 300

3 credit hours

The literature and problems in the retail distribution of consumers' goods, wholesale distribution of consumers' goods, industrial goods, sales organizations, sales promotion and advertising, and price policies.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or higher.

Spring Semester
12 Credit Hours
Major Selection
3
MGT 301
3
MGT 301 - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

MGT 301

3 credit hours

A study of planning, organizing and controlling; an interdisciplinary approach; actual decision-making cases.

Prereq: Sophomore standing.

FIN 300
3
FIN 300 - CORPORATION FINANCE

FIN 300

3 credit hours

An introduction to the basic principles, concepts, and analytical tools in finance. Includes an examination of the sources and uses of funds, budgeting, present value concepts and their role in the investment financing and dividend decision of the corporate enterprise.

Prereq: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 201, ACC 202, MA 123 or MA 137, STA 296 or equivalent, or consent of department.

RTM 345
3
RTM 345 - SERVICE MANAGEMENT

RTM 345

3 credit hours

A survey of the special characteristics, problems, and methods for managing service-oriented organizations. Students will learn principles of services and guest services management in order to see how they can be used in managing any service organization. The course also introduces quantitative techniques associated with managing organizations in the service sector. Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to apply the concepts to their work experiences.

Prereq: "C" or above in HMT 308 or MAT 237.

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Total Junior Year Credit Hours : 17 - 19

Summer Semester
6 Credit Hours
RTM 499
6
RTM 499 - RETAILING AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

RTM 499

6 credit hours

Provides prospective HMT and MAT professionals a 320-hour, 8 week learning experience in a selected agency or organization, under the joint supervision of a qualified manager and a university internship supervisor. More specific details are available in the RTM Internship Manual.

Prereq: “C” or better in HMT 120 or MAT 114, HMT 210 or MAT 120, HMT 270 or MAT 237, HMT 350 or MAT 315, RTM 340 and RTM 345 plus 100 approved hours of pre-internship experience.

Fall Semester
11 - 13 Credit Hours
DHN 342
4
DHN 342 - QUANTITY FOOD PRODUCTION

DHN 342

4 credit hours

An introduction to the production and service of food in quantity, to include the application of production techniques and controls, menu planning and service. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, 4.5 hours per week.

Prereq: DHN 302 or HMT 308; DHN 241; Limited to Dietetics and Hospitality, Management and Tourism Majors.

Major Selection
3
Major Selection
3
Free Elective
1 - 3

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Total Senior Year Credit Hours : 13 - 15

Spring Semester
13 - 15 Credit Hours
UK Core - Social Sciences
3
Major Selection
3
Major Selection
3
RTM 425
3
RTM 425 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

RTM 425

RTM 425 will complete the GCCR

3 credit hours

Demonstrate knowledge of human resource management and its role in retail business including: employment, training, performance management, compensation, and providing a safe, ethical and fair environment. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

Prereq: Completion of UK Core Comp and Comm requirement, junior standing or higher. Limited to HMT and MAT majors.

Free Elective
1 - 3

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Apply for Our Scholarships

In addition to automatic and competitive scholarships from the University of Kentucky, our students are also eligible for a variety of awards from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. With one of the largest college-based scholarship programs, we have awarded more than $3 million over the past four years. These awards are based on a variety of criteria such as hometown, major, career goals, high school extracurriculars, and more. 

The deadline to apply has been extended to January 15 for first-semester freshmen. The deadline for current students and transfer students is January 31. For more information, click here

Miss the deadline? Need more funding? Browse other local, state, and national scholarships in our online college scholarship library

Living Learning Program

Named after UK's first female graduate, Belle C. Gunn, this first-year program is open to all University of Kentucky freshmen.  We seek students who, like Gunn, have passion and determination.  Through field trips, professional development workshops, and service programs, we apply student passions to global issues at the intersection of food, economics, and environment.  All students in this program will also enroll in connected courses, share study groups, and have an assigned peer mentor - all to help with the transition to college life. 

While all students will enjoy the same benefits, some events and projects will be geared toward students' preferences and career goals. Depending on interests, each student will join one of the following tracks: 

  • Food & Health 
  • Family & Community 
  • Nature & Landscapes 
  • Livestock & Equine 

All students participating in our living learning program will live in Woodland Glen IV, one of UK's newest residence halls.  To apply, select the "Agriculture, Food and Environment" living learning program while completing the housing application. For more information, visit the University of Kentucky Housing website

 

 

International Opportunities

Should you choose, you can gain international experience while earning credit towards your Hospitality Management and Tourism degree. We offer a variety of study, research, intern, and service abroad programs for all budgets and comfort levels. Some students have even earned grants and scholarships to fully fund their international experiences.

These programs are designed to broaden your mind and introduce you to unfamiliar ways of thinking and living. Ultimately, these experiences will make you a more competitive applicant in the global workforce. 

Pre-Med? Pre-Vet? Pre-Law?

Each year, many of our graduates attend professional schools in areas such as veterinary medicine, law, pharmacy, dentistry, and more. If you are interested in pursuing a similar path, we offer pre-professional advising services. 

Our pre-professional advisors will assist you with: 

  • Listing required courses for respective professional schools 
  • Scheduling pre-professional courses alongside your major requirements 
  • Suggesting supplemental coursework 
  • Connections to student organizations, volunteer work, shadowing experiences, etc.
  • Preparatory information for admission tests
  • Navigating the application process

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Clubs & Organizations

Students can join organizations and clubs to learn outside the classroom, gain valuable work experience and develop their leadership skills. Many of our Hospitality Management and Tourism students are involved in:

Retailing, Tourism, and Management (RTM) Club
exposes students to many aspects of the Merchandising and Hospitality industries with a focus on networking opportunities, artistic abilities, and real-life experiences

Student Activities Board (SAB)
contribute to event planning and marketing efforts for events used to entertain and educate the entire student body 
campus-wide and in local communities
 

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences (MANRRS)
promoting academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture and related fields

Learn more about Clubs & Organizations in our college.


Imagine Your Future

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$49,370

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

134,100

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

9,600

new jobs (average)


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Social and Community Service Managers

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$65,320

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

168,800

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

21,900

new jobs (average)


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Lodging Managers

Lodging managers ensure that traveling guests have a pleasant experience at their establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the business is run efficiently and profitably.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$53,390

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

52,600

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

600

new jobs (average)