Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Administration

Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Human Services

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Hospitality Administration
Hours: 120/128 with certificate

Bachelor of Science - NDHA: Hospitality Administration Track

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Administration 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 with 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.

Note: The B.S. in Hospitality Administration program accepts up to 36 hours of technical credit for students who have completed an AAS degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Administration or a hospitality-related degree.

Culinary Arts Certificate

The Culinary Arts Certificate, accredited by the American Culinary Federation, will complement your hospitality administration degree by teaching you practical and managerial expertise in culinary arts. You will learn and apply the culinary techniques and management skills necessary to supervise a professional kitchen or food operation.

Why Study Hospitality Administration at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Administration 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.

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. Watch the faculty interview to learn more about this program and the Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Human Services. 

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

Career Areas

  • Catering
  • Foodservice/cuisine
  • Event management/planning
  • Hotels
  • Travel and tourism
  • Marketing and advertising

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Hotel companies
  • Cruise lines
  • Restaurant and bar companies
  • Airlines
  • Advertising companies
  • Event planners