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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science

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Program Intro

The White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is among the nation’s premier schools of its kind. The hospitality industry is flourishing, and we offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program that builds job-relevant skills to power your future.

White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

You’ll learn in 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.

Curriculum Overview

This interdisciplinary degree provides a solid business foundation alongside in-depth study of aspects of the hospitality and tourism (HTM) industry, including: food and beverage management, gaming, recreation, private club administration, travel and tourism activities, event and conference planning, convention and visitors bureaus, and more.

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

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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 business-focused courses in accounting and management.

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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, food service and tourism.

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Sample Courses

  • HTM 21200 – Organization And Management In The Hospitality And Tourism Industry
  • HTM 23100 – Hospitality And Tourism Marketing
  • HTM 24100 – Managerial Accounting And Financial Management In Hospitality Operations

Finish strong with courses that investigate the legal issues relevant to the HTM field, food and beverage development and the electives of your choice.

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Sample Courses

  • HTM 30100 – Hospitality And Tourism Industry Practice
  • HTM 41100 – Hospitality And Tourism Law
  • HTM 49100 – Beverage Management


As part of your experiential learning requirements, you and your fellow HTM classmates run an outstanding restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Plus, on an Educational Study Cruise, you can learn how the pros do it on cruise lines (the fastest growing component of the travel industry). The experience includes fine dining as well as days and evenings filled with fun activities and entertainment.

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Our alumni are working in leadership roles for many of the world’s top hospitality and tourism brands.


Funding opportunities available to students include:

Beyond the Classroom

We encourage you to get involved in organizations and activities that supplement your educational experience, including the Hospitality and Tourism Management Club.

Career Paths

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

  • Front desk manager
  • Operations manager
  • Concierge


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

  • White Lodging
  • Hilton
  • Disney


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

My eventual career goal is to manage a high-end restaurant. PNW classes simulate what I would need to do in the real world, preparing me better for the future.

Hailey Arlist, ’21

Meet the Faculty

Michele Lefebvre, M.M.

Visiting Clinical Instructor

Michele Lefebvre is a registered dietitian teaching essentials of nutrition. Her background and focus has been nutrition as it relates to food. In class, she combines scientific concepts of nutrition with food.

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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