Hospitality and Tourism Management Area V Required Courses

Transfer Articulation

We appreciate your interest in the University of South Alabama (USA). USA is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible. As required by state law, USA will take your coursework as outlined on the AGSC Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors). If you have printed out an AGSC Approved Transfer guide for Hospitality and Tourism Management, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your AGSC guide. To minimize transfer problems and best prepare you to finish your program in the minimum hours required, you should take courses as outlined below. Thanks again for choosing the University of South Alabama.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Area V Professional Studies Required Courses

The following courses are required for the degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of South Alabama. These courses are in addition to the courses listed on the STARS guide that you accessed. These courses fulfill degree requirements in Area V of the Alabama General Studies Core Curriculum and may be taken at your community college.

Please refer to the STARS guide for all requirements.  Also note: Only one half of the credit hours required for a degree may be transferred from a community college. While the total number of transfer hours will appear on the transcript, the academic department offering the major will determine how they may apply to the degree.


For more information regarding the degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.

If you have questions about Hospitality and Tourism Management, contact:

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
555 N University Blvd.
AHE 214
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Ph:  (251) 460-6263

For questions about Transfer Admissions contact the Office of Admissions at (251) 460-6141 or  Admissions guidelines for transfer students can also be found on the Admissions web site.  For questions about transfer credit evaluations, contact the Office of the Registrar at (251) 460-6251 or

STARS Articulation Guide

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Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA    

Students must complete:
BUS 241 - Principles of Accounting I (3 SH)
HMM 105 - Principles of Hospitality Management (3 SH)
SPH 106 - Oral Communication or SPH 107 - Public Speaking (3 SH)

The remaining hours in Area V must be fulfilled by the requirements of the institution to which the student plans to transfer. Please refer to the Area V page, the institutional home page, or the catalog for a major in Hotel, Restaurant, and Hospitality Management.

Areas I-IV = total 41 semester hours

Area V additional = total 15 semester hours
Total Areas I–IV plus Area V = 56 semester hours