University Bulletin 2022-23

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Minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Students in other colleges may elect, with the approval of their department chair, an HTM minor in the College of Education and Professional Studies.  A 2.0 GPA is required for the courses applied toward the minor.  The HTM minor allows students to enhance their major degrees with exposure to a program that prepares students for local and global hospitality and tourism careers.  The required courses provide students an overview of the foundational elements of the industry, while the elective courses offer more in-depth exposure to the various sectors within the industry.

The minor consists of 18 credit hours, comprised of four upper-division courses (12 hours), one lower division course (3 hours), and an elective (3 hours).

Minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management Credit Hours
Required Courses 15
HTM 200 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Industry 3
HTM 310 Global Leadership for HTM Professionals 3
HTM 315  Hospitality and Tourism Marketing (C) 3
HTM 350 Hospitality HR Management 3
HTM 396  HTM Professional Conduct and Career Planning 3
HTM 435 Quality Service Management (W) 3
Elective Courses 3
HTM 210 Food and Beverage Service Management 3
HTM 220 Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Events 3
HTM 330 Cruise, Operations Management 3
HTM 410 Sustainable and Eco-Tourism 4
HTM 440 Lodging Management 3
HTM 445 Financial Reporting 3
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management  (251) 461-1902
Interim Chair   James R. Stefurak
Assistant Professor Hwang
Instructor Donaldson

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management website


Improve the well-being of people along the Gulf Coast by producing hospitality, tourism and ecotourism professionals who possess fiscal, social, environmental and professional competencies through education and training, job placement and partnerships.


To advance the people of the Gulf Coast, and the global community through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and experience anchored in sustainable and best practices in the hospitality, tourism and ecotourism sectors.


Provide graduates with career and life competencies for sustainable employment, local and global leadership, engaged citizenry and research opportunities.

Program Educational Objectives

Develop learner-focused pedagogies that:

  • Prepare students for global hospitality, tourism and ecotourism careers from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Provide students with observational, situational, experiential learning and research opportunities.
  • Apply and infuse sustainable and best hospitality, tourism and ecotourism practices.