Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality - Hospitality Administration Track

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality - Hospitality Administration Track allows you to choose a specialty in culinary arts, restaurant management or lodging/properties management. Interaction with industry–wide educators and community professionals will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry and provide you a network base for future professional pursuits. We emphasize academic and field research; through this you will contribute to the general hospitality knowledge base and equip yourself with the expertise necessary for professional research.


Why Study Hospitality Administration at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality - Hospitality Administration Track at Lamar University offers state-of-the-art facilities, technical applications and educational materials to establish a solid foundation for your success in the service industry.
You will benefit from a student population reflective of the hospitality industry and its diversity. Our service-oriented program provides you with hands-on training, networking opportunities, field experience and other valuable experiences necessary for a high-powered career in the service industry.

Career Paths

The hospitality industry revolves around carefully planned events, world-class meals and welcoming guest rooms. Career options through this program are innumerable; they include tourism, culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management, and countless other opportunities that fall within the hospitality sphere. A hospitality administration job requires you to direct several services, such as food preparation, hotel activities and guest accommodations, combined with the management of general business tasks, such as accounting, marketing and sales. It may be helpful to learn a foreign language, as you will likely have interactions with an international clientele. Your internship will help you focus your area of interest and your networked professional community.


Primary Careers

Restaurant manager, Tourism director, Hotel manager, Public relations specialist

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member NameDr. Tammy Henderson, CFLE
Family & Consumer Sciences
Faculty Member NameDr. Molly Dahm
Hospitality Administration
Program Director, Professor
jill-killoughDr. Jill Killough, RDN, LD
Dietetics Internship Director
Department Chair
Faculty Member NameDr. Kim Wallet
Associate Professor
Graduate Student Coordinator