2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS, Concentration: Food and Beverage

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About the Program

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The White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is designed to offer students a broad-based curriculum, combining a strong liberal arts education with a management focus It is an interdisciplinary degree that ensures a solid business foundation and a genuine grasp of all aspects of the hospitality industry including food & beverage management, gaming, recreation, private club administration, travel and tourism activities, event and conference planning, convention and visitors bureaus, and more.

With a curriculum designed to be both practical and insightful, Hospitality and Tourism Management students acquire the valuable skills that make for successful employees in multiple hospitality and tourism sectors. This foundation of knowledge is coupled with practical learning about how to organize, supervise and manage employees, which will serve you very well in an industry that requires experiential and practical learning integrated with classroom theories.

As the hospitality industry is the fastest growing business sector in the world and globalization has brought about an explosion in career opportunities, HTM offers both bachelor degree programs and certificate programs. The School offers courses in a variety of academic and experiential learning contexts Industry practicum experience is required in all HTM administered bachelor degree programs. This means prospects abound for internships and experiential learning opportunities

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

Concentration Core (9 Credits)

Civics Literacy Proficiency

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education courses are noted by (g) next to the course title. 

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Additional Information and Guidelines

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (Not C-)


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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