Sustainable Hospitality Management B.S.

The Sustainable Hospitality Management major provides students with a broad foundation in hospitality, sustainablity, leadership and management, operations, marketing, and information technology. The major provides students with local, regional, and global perspectives on current and pressing sustainability issues and problems within the hospitality industry.

The central core of the program focuses on the concept of "sustainability plus," going beyond sustainability to address issues in terms of the five-dimensioned lens of People, Ethics, Equity, Planet, and Profit. Students can focus in sustainable hotel, resort, and event management or sustainable ecotourism management. Students gain hands-on knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in hospitality, including hotels, restaurants, resorts, festivals and events, ecotourism, attractions, and eco-recreation with a focus on "green" jobs in business and industry.

To learn more about the major, visit the Sustainable Hospitality Management website.

Required Courses

In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your general education and university requirements.

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

To complete the requirements of the Sustainable Hospitality Management Degree, select a concentration from the list below:

Sustainable Ecotourism Management Concentration

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Sustainable Hotel, Resort and Event Management Concentration

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Learning Outcomes

Major Learning Outcome 1

Students will understand and apply the terminology, concepts, theories, and tools of sustainable hospitality management.

Major Learning Outcome 2

Students will produce business writing that meets professional standards.

Major Learning Outcome 3

Students will prepare and deliver professional presentations.

Major Learning Outcome 4

Students will produce a critical analysis of a business scenario including the development of alternatives and recommendations to solve the problem.

Major Learning Outcome 5

Students will analyze data using quantitative tools to support business analysis.

Course Pathways

This pathway is one example of how you might complete all the requirements for your degree in an order that makes sense given prerequisites. It is meant to give you a general sense of what your education will look like.

Your own unique situation, and a number of other factors, may mean your actual pathway is different. Perhaps you'll need an extra math or language class, or one of the courses we've listed isn't offered in a particular semester. Don't worry, there is flexibility built into the curriculum. You'll want to work closely with an advisor and use the academic advisement report to take all that into account and develop a pathway that's customized for you.

In the meantime, use this example as a starting point for choosing classes or discussing your plans with an advisor. Your advisor is your best resource when it comes to figuring out how to fit all the courses you need, in the right sequence, into your personal academic plan.

General Freshman Pathway

Fall Freshman

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • E
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B4
  • Major
Units: 5
Requirements:
  • D1
  • D3
  • Major

Spring Freshman

Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A1
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B1
Units: 2
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2

Fall Sophomore

Course: Language 102
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C3
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B2
  • B3
  • Major
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A2
  • A3

Spring Sophomore

Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C1
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Language 201
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Language Proficiency

Fall Junior

Units: 2
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Spring Junior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • C2
  • Major
Units: 2
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major

Fall Senior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Spring Senior

Course: Major Upper Division Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Transfer Pathway

Fall Junior

Units: 2
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Spring Junior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • C2
  • Major
Units: 2
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major

Fall Senior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Spring Senior

Course: Any Upper Division SHM Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major