Description

This program integrates leadership, communications and financial management into a curriculum focused on managing facilities and operations that provide hospitality services to the public. As part of the program, students also complete the Leadership and Communications minor offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). The Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program (HRTM) prepares individuals to serve as entry level managers and directors of hospitality operations by providing an excellent foundation in hospitality, leadership, and guest services.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Admission

Students accepted by the University must have an ACT of 20 or SAT of 950, or rank in the upper half of their high school graduating class, and have the following high school preparation to be eligible for guaranteed admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences:

  • Four years of English that include intensive reading and writing experience;
  • Two years of one foreign language;
  • Four years of mathematics, that include Algebra I, II, geometry and one year that builds on a knowledge of algebra;
  • Three years of natural sciences that include at least two years selected from biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science and one year of laboratory instruction;
  • Three years of social studies, to include at least one year of American and/or world history and one year of history, American government, and/or geography.

Transfer and Readmitted Students

Transfer students from universities or colleges outside of UNL and readmitted students seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences must have an accumulated average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or above and no high school deficiencies. Students who do not meet these requirements must enroll as deciding students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or in another college. Once they have completed 12 graded hours at UNL with a minimum 2.0 grade point average, and have removed any high school deficiencies, UNL students may apply for admission to the College.

Transfer and readmitted students must meet the graduation requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences as stated in the current catalog in effect at the time they enter or reenter the College.

Students who left the College on probation, or who were dismissed, may seek readmission to the College after two semesters by applying to the UNL Admissions Office. Readmission is not assured. However, the admissions committee is receptive to giving students a second opportunity to be successful. The committee is interested in knowing what the student has done in the intervening period that would suggest the student will be successful when readmitted. Successfully completing correspondence courses and/or community college courses is an effective way to demonstrate one’s commitment to academic success.

Transferring from Other Colleges within UNL

Students transferring to the College of Education and Human Sciences from another University of Nebraska–Lincoln college or from the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be in good academic standing, and meet the freshman entrance requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must fulfill degree requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the college, not at the time they enter UNL.

To remain current, College of Education and Human Sciences students must enroll in, and complete, at least one UNL course that will apply toward degree requirements during a 12 month period. Students who readmit following an absence of one year or more must meet all requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog in effect at the time of readmission and enrollment. Students who transfer to another UNL college and later return to the College of Education and Human Sciences will be considered readmitted students. Students who transfer out of a teacher education program, but who continue their certification program while seeking a degree in another UNL college, are exempt from this policy.

International Students

The College of Education and Human Sciences welcomes undergraduate international students. As a part of admission to the College, international students must present a TOEFL score of 550 or higher and TSE score of 230 or higher.

Students seeking teacher education and state certification must meet the same requirements as any other undergraduate students, including the CORE examination or other basic skills test approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. Students who have received a degree outside of the United States and are interested in teacher certification are required to have a transcript review completed by an approved agency not directly associated with the University of Nebraska. For more information, please contact the Student Services Center.

Removal of Deficiencies

Students admitted to the University with core deficiencies are expected to remove those deficiencies in a timely manner. Students with deficiencies are not eligible for graduation. The courses that students use to clear core deficiencies may also be used to meet ACE requirements or other graduation requirements. The Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences will make the final decision concerning any problems or questions that may arise in satisfying requirements to remove deficiencies.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Minimum Grade Requirements

Grade requirements vary from major to major. Please see the appropriate major listing or check with your advisor regarding minimum grade requirements.

Pass/No Pass Option

CEHS students are allowed to take up to 12 hours of Pass/No Pass (P/N) credit. The college departments vary on P/N policies. Students should check with their advisor to be certain they qualify for the Pass/No Pass option.

Grade Appeals

Any student enrolled in a course in the College of Education and Human Sciences who wishes to appeal alleged unfair and prejudicial treatment by a faculty member shall present his/her appeal in writing to the Dean’s Office no later than 30 days after notice of the student’s final course grade has been mailed from campus.

Students may use and are encouraged to use the following sequential procedures to appeal the grade. The problem may be solved at any of the levels of the appeal procedure.

  1. Contact the instructor. Frequently the problems can be solved at this point.
  2. Submit a request to the chair of the department.
  3. Take the case to the departmental Grading Appeals Committee. The Committee is contacted by the department chair.
  4. Take the case to the College Appeals, Retention and Certification Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office.

The complaint will be forwarded to a committee consisting of faculty and student representatives. After a hearing, the Committee will make a written recommendation regarding the appeal. The Committee’s recommendation is binding on the appealing student and faculty member.

Transfer Credit Rules

Acceptance of Transfer Grades
  • Grades earned at UNL, UNO, UNK
  • Grades of D-, D, D+, and C- satisfy requirements in all programs in the College unless specified otherwise. Students who receive a grade of D-, D, D+, C-, however, are encouraged to retake the course.
  • Grades earned outside the University of Nebraska system

The college will accept no more than 9 credit hours of grades less than a C from any program outside the University of Nebraska system. Grades below a C can only be applied to general education requirements and elective classes.

Maximum Number of Hours for Transfer

Transfer courses are evaluated by the University and by the College to determine UNL and College course equivalencies. The College determines which courses will be accepted and how they will apply toward degree requirements. Sixty (60) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety (90) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from accredited four-year colleges and universities.

Courses taken 10 years before admission or readmission to the College will be evaluated by the major department to determine if it is appropriate to accept those courses for transfer credit and for application to degree requirements. Specific courses will be reviewed in keeping with the guidelines specified by each department.

Transfer Credit from Technical, Non-Accredited and Foreign Institutions

Students who desire to transfer from these institutions must have each course evaluated by the appropriate departmental representative. All rules stated above in reference to grades and maximum credit hours apply. For additional information and guidance in this process contact the Dean’s Office.

Transfer Agreements with UNO and UNK

Transfer agreements between the three institutions within the University System allow for a smooth transition for students interested in taking courses from UNO, UNK, and/or UNL. Although restrictions noted above on grades and maximum transfer hours still apply, there are some exceptions. For purposes of residency, courses from UNO and UNK fulfill these requirements. Students planning to major in a program in the college should read the specific requirements noted with individual programs. Questions about academic transfer should be addressed to the Advising Office.

Transfer Agreements with Community Colleges

Articulation agreements and “Transfer with Ease Programs” with Nebraska community colleges indicate how courses and programs will transfer to UNL and the College of Education and Human Sciences. The same guidelines noted above on the acceptance of courses, grades, and hours also apply to these institutions. Students interested in transferring from a community college should consult with their school or the Student Services Center to determine which courses will transfer to fulfill specific College of Education and Human Sciences requirements.

Courses from accredited two-year institutions will generally not be substituted for 400-level human sciences classes in the College. The 300-level courses will be considered on an individual basis by the respective departments in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Courses taken prior to course articulation agreements will be accepted contingent upon departmental validation of the credit.

Residency Rules

Students must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn a degree.

All students are expected to complete at least 30 of their final 36 hours of credit at UNL.

Degree Application Process

Graduation Requirements

Students are expected to develop a clear understanding of degree requirements and to plan their course of study with a College advisor. Students requiring clarification of outstanding degree requirements should visit with a College advisor promptly.

Students should access their Degree Audit via MyRed at least once each term to review degree requirements and progress toward graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their Degree Audit accurately reflects their current College and program of study.

Students who believe their Degree Audit has errors or omissions should visit with a College advisor promptly. It is important that you resolve these matters as soon as practicable to avoid a delay in graduation.

Each student with MyRED access must submit an online Application for Graduation via MyRED for each degree to be received by:

  • The last Friday in January for May graduation
  • The last Friday in June for August graduation
  • The last Friday in September for December graduation

Students submitting an electronic Application for Graduation via MyRed will be billed a $25.00 per degree fee on their student account. Those students without MyRED access may apply for graduation in person at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building or by mail. Applications for Graduation submitted in person or by mail must be accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of $25.00 payable to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Failure to submit a timely Application for Graduation may preclude the awarding of a degree in the intended term.

Your Application for Graduation and required $25.00 fee are good only for the term marked on your application. Neither your application nor your fee, are transferrable to another term. If you submit an Application for Graduation and pay the $25.00 fee for a specified term but do not complete your degree requirements in that term, you will need to reapply to graduate in a future term and incur another $25.00 fee.

Commencement ceremony information will be emailed to all degree applicants approximately one month before graduation. Each student who has applied for graduation must submit an online Commencement Attendance Form via MyRED, which will be available when the informational email is distributed.

Only those students who have applied for graduation, had the application accepted, and fulfilled all degree requirements as of the last day of the academic term may participate in the commencement ceremony for that term. Because the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a commencement for each term, ceremony participation is allowed only in the term during which the student has properly and timely applied for graduation and fulfilled degree requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students are responsible for following the rules, policies and requirements found in the UNL Undergraduate Catalog for the academic year in which they were last admitted to a program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must complete all program requirements from a single catalog year. In consultation with their advisor, a student may choose to move to and follow a subsequent catalog if it is in their best interest.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management will be able to:

  1. Apply leadership development strategies for hospitality organizations.
  2. Utilize management principles of planning, organizing, evaluating and controlling in hospitality organizations: lodging, events, food and beverage, and tourism.
  3. Demonstrate ethical behavior in decision making, leadership and management in the hospitality industry.
  4. Apply legal precepts as related to hospitality industry issues.
  5. Apply human resource principles in the hospitality industry.
  6. Utilize principles of financial management in budgeting, investing and capital planning.

Major Requirements
 

ACE Requirements
ACE 1.3
ACE 2.3
ACE 3.3
ACE 4.3
ACE 5.3
ACE 6.3
ACE 7.3
ACE 8.3
ACE 9.3
ACE 10.
HRTM 479Perspectives on the Hospitality Industry3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 30
HRTM Core Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Introductory Accounting I
Accounting for Business Decisions 1
SCIL 101Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3
Select one of the following:3-6
Economic Essentials and Issues 1
Principles of Macroeconomics
and Principles of Microeconomics
EDPS 209Strategies for Academic Success3
HRTM 171Career Exploration in Hospitality Management1
HRTM 172Field Experience in Hospitality Management I1
HRTM 397Internship in Hospitality Management Supervision1
HRTM 310Managerial Decision Models in Hospitality and Tourism3
Select one of the following:3
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
Contemporary Marketing 1
Marketing
HRTM 374Guest Services Management3
HRTM 476Internship in Hospitality Management3
Select one of the following:3
Hospitality Finance
Financial Decision Making 1
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry
Introduction to Tourism
Introduction to the Lodging Industry
Introduction to the Event Industry
Select one of the following:3
Legal Environment in Hospitality Management
Business, Government & Society 1
Legal Environment
Business Law I
Legal Aspects in Agriculture
Natural Resource and Environmental Law
Select one of the following:3
Landscape and Environmental Appreciation
Floral Design I
Visual Communication and Presentation
Select one of the following:3
Basic Business Communication
Technical Communication I
Technical Communication II
Credit Hours Subtotal: 45-48
Leadership & Communications Minor
Select three of the following:9
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership
Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice
Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations
Presentation Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
Select three of the following:9
Instructional Internship in Leadership Development
Ethics in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Supervisory Leadership
Environmental Leadership
Classic Figures in Leadership
Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and Communities
Leadership and Motivation
Leadership, Power and Influence
Air Force Leadership Studies I 2
Air Force Leadership Studies II 2
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
HRTM Professional Electives
Select 21 hours of the following. 321
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing
Rural Community Economics
Leadership in Public Organizations
Introduction to Planning
Grant Writing and Fund-raising
Economic Development Planning
Introductory Seminar on Opportunities in Entrepreneurship
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizations
Family Business
Identifying and Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Small Business Owner
Principles of Individual Risk Management and Insurance
Urbanization of Rural Landscapes
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Catering
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Vines, Wines and You
Fine Food and Wine
Food and Beverage Management
Club Management
Hospitality Facility Planning and Purchasing
Tourism Resources and Development
Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
Advanced Lodging Operations
Advanced Event Operations
Hospitality Management Study Tour
Independent Study
Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations 1
Human Resource Management
Managing Diversity in Organizations
Meat CulinologyTMIII: Foodservice Applications
Food Safety and Sanitation
Credit Hours Subtotal: 21
Electives
Select 3-6 hours of Electives3-6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Total Credit Hours120-123
1

Students have the option to complete the Business Minor for Non-Business students offered through the College of Business. Courses that meet this requirement are identified with number 1. A Change of College, Degree, Major and/or Advisor (CDMA) form will need to be filled out in order to add the minor to the student’s degree audit. The CDMA form can be filled out in the CEHS Advising Center. All business classes must be taken for grade.

2

May be substituted for Air Force ROTC student only.

3

Must fulfill prereqs; no substitutions.

ACE Requirements

All UNL students will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved course work in each of the 10 designated Achievement Centered Education (ACE) student learning outcome areas. These can be viewed at http://ace.unl.edu. Students will be provided a list of classes they can select from to meet each of the 10 ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). There may be required courses within an education endorsement program that will also satisfy ACE requirements. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students contact their advisor prior to registering for ACE classes in order to insure that each of the class selections are in the best interest of the students’ academic program.

Additional Major/Endorsement Requirements

Grade Rules

Only grades of C or above will count toward graduation requirements for HRTM and NUTR courses.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

The College of Education and Human Sciences offers a 19 hour minor in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management for students in CASNR and the CEHS Departments of Child, Youth and Family; Nutrition and Health Sciences; and Textile, Merchandising and Fashion Design.
 

Required
HRTM 171Career Exploration in Hospitality Management1
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Introduction to Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry
Introduction to Tourism
Introduction to the Lodging Industry
Introduction to the Event Industry
Select 12 hours of the following:12
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
Catering
Guest Services Management
Vines, Wines and You
Fine Food and Wine
Food and Beverage Management
Club Management
Hospitality Facility Planning and Purchasing
Tourism Resources and Development
Legal Environment in Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
Advanced Lodging Operations
Advanced Event Operations
Hospitality Management Study Tour
Credit Hours Subtotal: 19
Total Credit Hours19
HRTM171
Career Exploration in Hospitality Management

Description: Overview of industry segments and career opportunities in Hospitality Management. Emphasizes internship experiences and career placement.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 274; HRTM 280; HRTM 285; HRTM 289

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM172
Field Experience in Hospitality Management I

Prerequisites: HRTM major

Description: Supervised individual professional experience with a qualified cooperating practicing professional in hospitality management.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 397

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM173
Field Experience in Culinology

Prerequisites: Culinology major

Description: Supervised work experience under the direction of an Executive or sous Chef in a restaurant.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM274
Introduction to Food and Beverage in the Hospitality Industry

Prerequisites: HRTM 171 and HRTM major/minor or PGM major

Description: Principles of food and beverage management focused on menu planning; procurement; quality; regulation; performance and food service operations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM280
Introduction to Tourism

Prerequisites: HRTM 171

HRTM 280 requires field trips. HRTM 280 is 'Letter Grade Only'.

Description: Historical, behavioral, societal, and business aspects of travel and tourism industry with emphasis on nature-based tourism and agri-tourism.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 374

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM285
Introduction to the Lodging Industry

Prerequisites: HRTM 171

Description: Fundamentals of the lodging industry. Characteristics and management of hotel, motel, or resort properties. Basic accounting, housekeeping, engineering, front desk, and guest services.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 374

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM289
Introduction to the Event Industry

Prerequisites: HRTM 171

Description: Fundamentals of meetings, events, expositions, and conventions (MEEC). Roles of organizations and people in businesses that comprise the MEEC industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 374

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM291
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Description: Topics vary. HRTM 291 is 'Letter grade only'. Requirements as announced by the HRTM Department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

HRTM296
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Prerequisites: 6 hrs HRTM; Requires a contract with an individual Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management faculty member

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, and/or creative activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

HRTM310
Managerial Decision Models in Hospitality and Tourism

Prerequisites: ACCT 200 or 201

Description: Analysis techniques for managerial and operational decision-making based on fundamental concepts of managerial accounting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM360
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Prerequisites: HRTM Major or Minor; Junior standing

HRTM 360 is for letter grade only.

Description: Introduces basic hospitality and tourism marketing principles and concepts for the hospitality professional.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM373
Catering

Prerequisites: Sophmore standing; CULS or CYAF or HRTM or PGAM major

HRTM 373 requires field trips. HRTM 373 is 'Letter Grade only'.

Description: Concepts in catering organization and service. Menu development, event ambience, cost control, and client satisfaction.

This course is a prerequisite for: HRTM 472

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM374
Guest Services Management

Prerequisites: HRTM 280 or 285 or 289 or PGAM major

Description: Principles of guest service management in hospitality and tourism organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM391
Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Description: Topics vary. HRTM 391 is 'Letter grade only'. Requirements as announced by the HRTM Department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

HRTM396
Independent Study in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Prerequisites: 6 hrs HRTM; Requires a contract with an individual Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management faculty member

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, and/or creative activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

HRTM397
Internship in Hospitality Management Supervision

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; HRTM major; HRTM 172

Description: Entry level supervisory experience with a practicing professional in catering, restaurants, tourism, event planning, and lodging.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

HRTM471
Vines, Wines and YouCrosslisted with HORT 471, HORT 871, NUTR 471, NUTR 871, HRTM 871

Prerequisites: 6 hrs science or equivalent experience; 21 years of age or older

Proof of age is required.

Description: Origin, botany, historical and cultural significance of the grapevine and related species. Principles and practices of vineyard establishment, management and processing of grape products, importance and/or scope of grape and wine industry; global and local significance. Culinary applications, health, environmental and safety-related issues, business and industry relations and experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM472
Fine Food and Wine

Prerequisites: 21+ years of age; HRTM major; HRTM 373

Proof of age is required. HRTM 472 is not open to auditors.

Description: Preparation techniques, garnishing, and presentation of gourmet foods for fine dining restaurants. Survey and responsible service of domestic and international wines to enhance food characteristics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM474
Food and Beverage ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 874

Prerequisites: HRTM 274

Letter Grade only

Description: Functioning and operation of food-service units. Principles of food and beverage management.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM475
Club ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 875

Prerequisites: HRTM 171 or PGAM Major

Description: The operation and management of private and public clubs. Topics include: the general manager concept, organizational structure of clubs, board of directors, membership requirements, equity and non-equity clubs, tax-exempt clubs and non-tax-exempt clubs, duties and responsibilities of department heads in clubs, governmental regulations, the future of clubs, and their relationship to the hospitality industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM476
Internship in Hospitality ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 876

Prerequisites: HRTM 397 and permission of the Hospitality Management Committee

HRTM 476/876 requires a total of 400 hours of full-time experience. HRTM 476/876 is 'Letter Grade only'.

Description: Approved professional experience as an entry-level manager in the hospitality industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM477
Hospitality Facility Planning and PurchasingCrosslisted with HRTM 877

Prerequisites: Junior standing; FACS or HRTM major

Letter Grade only

Description: Hospitality facility concept development and planning. Selection and specification of food, equipment and furnishings resulting in effective resource utilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM478
Tourism Resources and DevelopmentCrosslisted with HRTM 878

Prerequisites: Junior standing; HRTM 280; and permission

Letter grade only

Description: Planning theories, procedures and guidelines needed to meet the needs of travelers, destination communities, tourism and hospitality organizations. Sustainable tourism principles, host-guest relationships, impacts of tourism, marketing and visitor satisfaction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM479
Perspectives on the Hospitality Industry

Prerequisites: Senior standing; HRTM major; 12 credits at the 400-level in HRTM, ALEC or CRPL

Letter grade only

Description: Integration of hospitality core and content courses into managerial and leadership practice within the hospitality, restaurant and tourism industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

HRTM481
Legal Environment in Hospitality ManagementCrosslisted with HRTM 881

Prerequisites: Senior standing; HRTM major or minor

HRTM 481/881 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Laws and regulations affecting the hospitality industry. Recognition of potential legal hazards, correcting hazardous situations, and reacting in unforeseen circumstances.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM483
Hospitality FinanceCrosslisted with HRTM 883

Prerequisites: Senior standing; Major or minor in HRTM; HRTM 310

HRTM 483/883 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Introduction to basic skills of financial management in a hospitality industry setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM484
Human Resources Management in the Hospitality IndustryCrosslisted with HRTM 884

Prerequisites: HRTM Major or Minor and Junior Standing

Description: Study of management and human resource systems common in the hospitality industry. Case studies, role plays, and simulations are used to examine management and human resource problems unique to the hospitality industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM485
Advanced Lodging OperationsCrosslisted with HRTM 885

Prerequisites: HRTM 285

Description: Senior management techniques required to operate a lodging facility applying strategic and critical thinking with case study analysis to solve problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM489
Advanced Event OperationsCrosslisted with HRTM 889

Prerequisites: HRTM 289

Description: The management and operation of events. Design, marketing, and promotion efforts. Identifying sponsors. Marketing to attendees, exhibitors, and other participants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

HRTM495
Hospitality Management Study TourCrosslisted with HRTM 895

Prerequisites: AEDU, AJRN, HRTM or NUTR major

Number of credits hours earned in HRTM 495/895 is determined by tour length, assignments, and sites visited. HRTM 495/895 requires off-campus travel.

Description: Broadening perspective and developing an understanding of the hospitality industry through visits. Tours to hospitality facilities, national food and equipment shows; food processors; equipment manufacturers; and trade exchanges.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

HRTM496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with HRTM 896

Prerequisites: 12 hrs HRTM.

HRTM 496/896 requires a contract with an individual HRTM faculty member in HRTM. HRTM 496/896 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, and/or creative activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


 

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13 HR TERM 1
Career/Field ExperienceCritical
complete HRTM 171
1hr
C
HRTM 171 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

College Courses
complete EDPS 209
3hr

College Courses
complete SCIL 101
3hr
16 HR TERM 2
ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr
ALEC 102 is recommended.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Introductory Courses
complete 1 from HRTM 274, HRTM 280, HRTM 285, HRTM 289
3hr
C

Design Course
complete TMFD 121
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Career/Field ExperienceCritical
complete HRTM 172
1hr
C
HRTM 172 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.
15 HR TERM 3
Business/Technical Comm
complete 1 from JGEN 120, JGEN 200, JGEN 300
3hr

AccountingCritical
complete ACCT 200
3hr
ACCT 200 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

Economics
complete ECON 200
3hr
ECON 200 also fulfills the ACE 8 requirement.

Introductory Courses
complete 1 from HRTM 274, HRTM 280, HRTM 285, HRTM 289
3hr
C

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
ALEC 202 or ALEC 203 is recommended this term.
16 HR TERM 4
Professional Electives

Core Requirements
complete HRTM 397
1hr
C

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
ALEC 302 or ALEC 305 is recommended this term.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
12 HR TERM 5
Professional Electives

Core Requirements
complete HRTM 310, HRTM 374
6hr
C

Marketing
complete HRTM 360
3hr
C
MRKT 300 or MRKT 341 are also acceptable courses this term.
15 HR TERM 6
Legal Aspects
complete HRTM 481
3hr
C
BLAW 300 is also an acceptable course this term.

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
A 300/400 level ALEC course is recommended this term.

Hospitality Finance
complete HRTM 483
3hr
C
FINA 300 is also an acceptable course this term.

Professional Electives
15 HR TERM 7
Professional Electives
Complete MNGT 300 and an additional Professional Elective this term.

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
A 300/400 level ALEC course is recommended for 3 or the 6 Elective hours this term.

Core Requirements
complete either HRTM 476 or HRTM 479
3hr
C
15 HR TERM 8
Core Requirements
complete either HRTM 476 or HRTM 479
3hr
C

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Professional Electives

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
A 300/400 level ALEC course is recommended for 3 or the 6 Elective hours this term.
Graduation Requirements
  1. 2.00 cumulative GPA required for Graduation.
  2. 30 of the last 36 hours must be taken at UNL, UNO, or UNK.
  3. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Banquet Captain, Courtyard by Marriott - Lincoln NE
  • Premium Service Manager, Baxter Arena - Omaha NE
  • Front Desk Supervisor, Aksarben Suites - Omaha NE
  • Event Coordinator, Lincoln Independent Business Association - Lincoln NE
  • Food Beverage Supervisor, Doubletree by Hilton - Omaha NE

Internships

  • Development Intern, Lied Center for Performing Arts - Lincoln NE
  • Administrative Intern, Lincoln Stars - Lincoln NE
  • College Program Intern, Walt Disney World - Orlando FL
  • Event Management Intern, Nebraska Health Care Association - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Executive Travel - Lincoln NE