Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Concentration: Food and Beverage (BS)

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Food and Beverage Concentration Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) with a concentration in Food and Beverage is designed to prepare you for a thriving career. This program combines a strong liberal arts education with a focus on management skills for restaurants, hotels, theme parks and other places we enjoy food and beverages.

After studying this curriculum, you’ll be uniquely prepared for a career in the fastest-growing business sector in the world.

White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • As a student in the HTM program, you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, outfitted with a fully functioning and professionally stocked restaurant, technology-rich computer labs and classrooms and a cutting-edge beverage lab and kitchen space.

Food and Beverage Curriculum

In the food and beverage program, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, Hospitality and Tourism Management core courses and food and beverage courses. This interdisciplinary degree blends a solid business foundation with in-depth study of food and beverage management for the hospitality and tourism industry.

You’ll explore principles that apply to recreation, private club administration, travel and tourism, event and conference planning, convention and visitors bureaus and more.

You can currently complete this program at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Kick off your journey with foundational courses in HTM, foods and sanitation.

Food and Beverage Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • HTM 10000 – Introduction To The Hospitality And Tourism Industry
  • HTM 19100 – Sanitation And Health In Foodservice, Lodging, And Tourism
  • FN 20300 – Foods Selection And Preparation

Progress in your studies with classes in accounting and management, as well as culinary-focused courses.

Food and Beverage Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • HTM 14100 – Financial Accounting For The Service Industries
  • HTM 18100 – Lodging Management
  • HTM 34100 – Cost Controls In Foodservice And Lodging

Explore marketing, human resources, foodservice and tourism.

Food and Beverage Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • HTM 31200 – Human Resources Management For The Service Industries
  • HTM 32200 – Hospitality Facilities Management
  • HTM 37100 – Introduction To Tourism

Finish strong with courses in food and beverage development, an experiential learning course, an internship and/or the electives of your choice.

Food and Beverage Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • HTM 30100 – Hospitality And Tourism Industry Practice
  • HTM 30200 – Hospitality And Tourism Industry Internship
  • HTM 39100 – Specialty Food Service And Catering

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Food and Beverage Highlights

PNW’s food and beverage concentration prepares you for a variety of roles in the hospitality and tourism management industry. You’ll have the opportunity to work every job at The Restaurant at PNW, a functional learning restaurant. Our facilities also include a cutting-edge beverage lab where you will learn the fine art of making cocktails, brewing and wine tasting.

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Food and Beverage Outcomes

Your knowledge of business principles and industry practices is coupled with practical, experiential learning about how to organize, supervise and manage employees, which will serve you very well in a dynamic, competitive industry.

Food and Beverage Career Paths

This degree prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:

  • Restaurant manager
  • Kitchen manager
  • Beverage purchaser

Food and Beverage Hands-on Experience

We encourage you to get involved in organizations and activities that supplement your educational experience, including:


Graduates of this program are employed in organizations and companies like:

  • White Lodging
  • Hilton
  • Disney


In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a concentration in degree in food and beverage may also be considered for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:

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PNW’s Hospitality and Tourism Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

Meet the Faculty

Geralyn Farley

Geralyn Farley, M.B.A.

Associate Professor

Geralyn Farley is an associate professor at the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her main responsibility is helping students career dreams come true.

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Earn a Concentration in Food and Beverage at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s hospitality and tourism management degree enables you to reach a genuine understanding of all aspects of the industry while building a solid foundation in business management through hands-on experiences.

To see how a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a concentration in Food and Beverage from PNW opens doors, from hotels to cruise ships, take the next step today!

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