Hospitality Administration B.S.

Do you like the hospitality industry and want to be a manager or director? Do you want to own your own restaurant, spa, or casino? Then the BS in Hospitality Administration is the degree for you.

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The BS in Hospitality Administration program includes a variety of courses in the hospitality field such as travel & tourism, hospitality marketing, hospitality law and hospitality management.

The program is for students who are not interested in becoming a Certified Culinarian (CC). For students who are interested in becoming a CC, check out the BS in Hospitality Administration-Culinary Arts

The BS in Hospitality Administration curriculum includes:

  • introduction to the hospitality industry
  • purchasing
  • hospitality management
  • human resources in hospitality
  • travel & tourism
  • hospitality marketing

With this degree, you might work as a Food Service Director in in commercial, non-profit, and institutional foodservice organizations in which you are the primary leader over the food & beverage purchasing, production, distribution. You might also manage a restaurant, hotel, spa, or casino. You may want to go into business for yourself as an event planner or a food & beverage establishment owner.

Hospitality Administration Minor or Culinary Arts Minor is also available to students who are pursuing other majors but are interested in the hospitality industry.

Note: The BS in Hospitality Administration program accepts up to 36 hours of technical credit for students who have completed an AAS degree in Hospitality or a closely related degree.

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Summer '22 grad Maryclaire Strassburger on passion for hospitality 

Maryclaire Strassburger, a summer '22 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration, talks about her love of the hospitality industry and her experience at LU ahead of Saturday’s commencement ceremony.