Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management (CASNR)

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College: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: No
Advisor: CASNR Dean's Office
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Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management (CASNR)

COLLEGE: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

MAJOR: Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management (CASNR)

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: No

ADVISOR: CASNR Dean's Office

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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Achievement Centered Education (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 the degree 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.

ACE Requirements30

ACE 1. Written Communication3

ACE 2. Oral Communication3

ACE 3. Mathematical, Computation, Statistical or Formal Reasoning3

ACE 4. Scientific Methods and Knowledge of the Natural and Physical World3

ACE 5. Humanities3

ACE 6. Social Science to Understand and Evaluate Human Behavior3

ACE 7. Arts3

ACE 8. Ethical Principles, Civics and Stewardship3

ACE 9. Global Awareness or Human Diversity3

ACE 10. Capstone Course (HRTM 479)3

HRTM Core Requirements45-48

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

SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3

EDPS 209 Strategies for Academic Success3

*ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions or ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

*ECON 200 Economic Essentials & Issues or ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics & ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics (AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture can be substituted for ECON 212)3-6

HRTM 171 Career Exploration in Hospitality Management1

HRTM 172 Field Experience in Hospitality Management I1

HRTM 310 Managerial Decision Models in Hospitality & Tourism3

HRTM 360 Hospitality & Tourism Marketing or *MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing or MRKT 341 Marketing (ABUS 341)3

HRTM 374 Guest Services Management3

HRTM 397 Internship in Hospitality Management Supervision1

HRTM 476 Internship in Hospitality Management3

HRTM 483 Hospitality Finance or *FINA 300 Financial Decision Making3

Select two courses from the following:6

HRTM 274 Introduction to Food & Beverage in the Hospitality Industry (3 cr)

HRTM 280 Introduction to Tourism (3 cr)

HRTM 285 Introduction to the Lodging Industry (3 cr)

HRTM 289 Introduction to the Event Industry (3 cr)

Select one course from the following:3

HRTM 481 Legal Environment in Hospitality Management (3 cr)

AECN 256 Legal Aspects in Agriculture (3 cr)

AECN 357 Natural Resource & Environmental Law (NREE 357) (3 cr)

*BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society (3 cr)

BLAW 371 Legal Environment (3 cr)

BLAW 372 Business Law I (3 cr)

Select one course from the following:3

HORT 200 Landscape & Environmental Appreciation (GEOG 200/LARC 200) (3 cr)

HORT 261 Floral Design I (3 cr)

TMFD 121 Visual Communication & Presentation (3 cr)

Select one course from the following:3

JGEN 120 Basic Business Communication (3 cr)

JGEN 200 Technical Communication I (3 cr)

JGEN 300 Technical Communication II (3 cr)

Leadership and Communications Minor18

Select three courses from the following:9

ALEC 102 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership (3 cr)

ALEC 202 Leadership Development in Small Groups & Teams (3 cr)

ALEC 302 Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations (3 cr)

ALEC 305 Presentation Strategies for Agricultural Audiences (3 cr)

Select three courses from the following:9

ALEC 337 Instructional Internship in Leadership Development (3 cr)

ALEC 388 Ethics in Agriculture & Natural Resources (AECN 388) (3 cr)

ALEC 407 Supervisory Leadership (3 cr)

ALEC 410 Environmental Leadership (NRES 413) (3 cr)

ALEC 414 Classic Figures in Leadership (3 cr)

ALEC 466 Leadership & Diversity in Organizations & Communities (3 cr)

ALEC 477 Leadership & Motivation (3 cr)

ALEC 488 Leadership, Power & Influence (3 cr)

AERO 331 or AERO 332 Air Force Leadership Studies I or II (May be substituted for Air Force ROTC student only)

HRTM Professional Electives21

Select 21 hours from the following. Must fulfill prereqs; no substitutions.

AECN 225 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (EAEP 225/MRKT 225) (3 cr)

AECN 376 Rural Community Economics (3 cr)

ALEC 428 Leadership in Public Organizations (NRES 428) (3 cr)

CRPL 400 Introduction to Planning (3 cr)

CRPL 420 Grant Writing & Fund-Raising (3 cr)

CRPL 480 Economic Development Planning (3 cr)

EAEP 101 Introductory Seminar on Opportunities in Entrepreneurship (1 cr)

EAEP 388 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (ABUS 388/AGRO 388/ENTR 388/HORT 388) (3 cr)

EAEP 488 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises (ABUS 488/AGRO 488/ENTR 488/HORT 488) (3 cr)

ENTR 121 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management (MNGT 121) (3 cr)

ENTR 291 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors (3 cr)

ENTR 321 Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Organizations (MNGT 321) (3 cr)

ENTR 322 Family Business (MNGT 322) (3 cr)

ENTR 421 Initiating & Managing Entrepreneurial Growth (MNGT 421) (3 cr)

ENTR 422A Small Business Owner (MNGT 422A) (3 cr)

FINA 307 Principles of Individual Risk Management & Insurance (3 cr)

HORT 489 Urbanization of Rural Landscapes (AGRO 489/CRPL 489) (3 cr)

HRTM 291 Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management (1-6 cr)

HRTM 296 Independent Study (1-6 cr)

HRTM 373 Catering (3 cr)

HRTM 391 Special Topics in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management (1-6 cr)

HRTM 396 Independent Study (1-6 cr)

HRTM 472 Fine Food & Wine (3 cr)

HRTM 474 Food & Beverage Management (3 cr)

HRTM 477 Hospitality Facility Planning & Purchasing (3 cr)

HRTM 478 Tourism Resources & Development (3 cr)

HRTM 484 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry (3 cr)

HRTM 485 Advanced Lodging Operations (3 cr)

HRTM 489 Advanced Event Operations (3 cr)

HRTM 495 Hospitality Management Study Tour (1-6 cr)

HRTM 496 Independent Study (1-3 cr)

*MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 320 Principles of Management (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations (3 cr)

NUTR 343 Meat CulinologyIII: Foodservice Applications (ASCI 343) (3 cr)

NUTR 372 Food Safety & Sanitation (FDST 372) (3 cr)

HRTM 471 Vines, Wines & You (HORT 471/NUTR 471) (3 cr)

NOTE: Students have the option to complete the Business Minor for Non-Business students offered through the College of Business Administration. 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 Dean’s Office at 103 Agricultural Hall.

*Course meets the requirements for the Business Minor (must be taken as a grade).

Free Electives3-6

Total Hours Required for Graduation120

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Grade Rules

C and D Grades

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 an 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.

Requirements

All grades must be a C or above.

Required 1 hour:

HRTM 171 Career Exploration in Hospitality Management (1 cr)

Select 6 hours:

HRTM 274 Introduction to Food & Beverage in the Hospitality Industry (3 cr)

HRTM 280 Introduction to Tourism (3 cr)

HRTM 285 Introduction to the Lodging Industry (3 cr)

HRTM 289 Introduction to the Event Industry (3 cr)

Select 12 hours:

HRTM 360 Hospitality & Tourism Marketing (3 cr)

HRTM 373 Catering (3 cr)

HRTM 374 Guest Services Management (3 cr)

HRTM 472 Fine Food & Wine (3 cr)

HRTM 474 Food & Beverage Management (3 cr)

HRTM 477 Hospitality Facility Planning & Purchasing (3 cr)

HRTM 478 Tourism Resources & Development (3 cr)

HRTM 481 Legal Environment in Hospitality Management (3 cr)

HRTM 484 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry (3 cr)

HRTM 485 Advanced Lodging Operations (3 cr)

HRTM 489 Advanced Event Operations (3 cr)

HRTM 495 Hospitality Management Study Tour (1-6 cr)

NUTR 471 Vines, Wines & You (HORT 471/HRTM 471) (3 cr)

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

College Admission

Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on most recent term of attendance. For students entering the PGA Golf Management degree program, a certified golf handicap of 12 or better (e.g., USGA handicap card) or written ability (MS Word file) equivalent to a 12 or better handicap by a PGA professional or high school golf coach is required. For more information, please visit: http://pgm.unl.edu/requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted to CASNR with core course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours at UNL, or within the first calendar year at UNL, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by completion of specified courses in the University or by correspondence.

The Office of Admissions, Alexander Building (south entrance), City Campus, provides information to new students on how deficiencies can be removed.

College Degree Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum requirements of the College consist of three areas: ACE (Achievement-Centered Education); College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Core; and Degree Program requirements and electives. All three areas of the College Curriculum Requirements are incorporated within the description of the Major/Degree Program sections of the bulletin. The individual major/degree program listings of classes insures that a student will meet the minimum curriculum requirements of the College.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Two units of a foreign language are required. This requirement is usually met with two years of high school language.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

The College grants the bachelors degree in programs associated with agricultural sciences, natural resources and related programs. Students working toward a degree must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Grade Rules

Removal of C-, D and F Grades

Only the most recent letter grade received in a given course will be used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average if the student has completed the course more than once and previously received a grade or grades below C in that course.

The previous grade (or grades) will not be used in computation of the cumulative grade point average, but it will remain a part of the academic record and will appear on any transcript.

A student can remove from his/her cumulative average a course grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F if the student repeats the same course at the University of Nebraska and receives a grade other than P (pass), I (incomplete), N (no pass), W (withdrew), or NR (no report). If a course is no longer being offered, it is not eligible for the revised grade point average computation process.

For complete procedures and regulations, see the Office of the University Registrar website at http://www.unl.edu/regrec/course-repeats.

Pass/No Pass Limits

Students in CASNR may take any course offered on a Pass/No Pass basis within the 24-hour limitation established by the Faculty Senate. However, a department may specify that the Pass/No Pass status of its courses be limited to non-majors, or may choose to offer some courses for letter grades only.

GPA Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Transfer Credit Rules

To be considered for admission, a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, credits earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept from a four-year college. Transfer credit in the degree program must be approved by the degree program advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major. At least 9 hours in the major field, including the capstone course, must be completed at UNL regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College will accept no more than 10 semester hours of C-, D+, D and D- grades from other schools. The C-, D+, D and D- grades can only be applied to free electives. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL.

Joint Academic Transfer Programs

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has agreements with many institutions to support joint academic programs. The transfer programs include dual degree programs and cooperative degree programs. Dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from a participating institution and also to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in CASNR. Cooperative programs result in a single degree from either UNL or the cooperating institution.

Dual Degree Programs

A to B Programs

The A to B Program, a joint academic program offered by the CASNR and participating community colleges, allows students to complete the first two years of a degree program at the participating community college and continue their education and study in a degree program leading toward a bachelor of science degree.

The A to B Program provides a basic knowledge plus specialized course work. Students transfer into CASNR with junior standing.

Depending on the community college, students enrolled in the A to B Program may complete the requirements for an associate of science at the community college, transfer to UNL, and work toward a bachelor of science degree.

Participating community colleges include:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College

3+2 Programs

Two specialized degree programs in animal science and veterinary science are offered jointly with an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. These two programs permit CASNR animal science or veterinary science students to receive a bachelor of science degree from UNL with a degree in animal science or veterinary science after successfully completing two years of the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine at an accredited veterinary school. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program, must complete the “Application for Degree” form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building, UNL. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic advisor.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Academic credit from UNL and a cooperating institution is applied towards a four-year degree from either UNL (UNL degree-granting program) or the cooperating institution (non UNL degree-granting program). All have approved programs of study.

UNL Degree-Granting Programs

A UNL degree-granting program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a two-year program of study at one of the four-year institutions listed below, transfer to CASNR and complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree.

Chadron State College. Chadron State College offers a 2+2 program leading to a grassland ecology and management degree program.

University of Nebraska at Kearney. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.

University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) cooperates with CASNR in providing four-semester pre-agricultural sciences, pre-natural resources, pre-food science and technology, pre-horticulture and pre-turfgrass and landscape management transfer programs.

A student enrolled in these programs may transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits identified in the suggested program of study, and enter CASNR to study toward a degree program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The total program would require a minimum of four years or eight semesters (16 credit hours/semester or 120 credit hours).

UNL CASNR faculty teach horticulture and food science and technology courses at UNO to assist an urban population in better understanding the food processing, horticulture, and landscape horticulture industries.

For more information, contact Megan Lane, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 402-554-3624; and/or the CASNR Dean’s Office, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.

Non UNL Degree-Granting Programs

The CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide course work that is applied towards a degree at the cooperating institution. Pre-professional programs offered by CASNR allow students to complete the first two or three years of a degree program at UNL prior to transferring and completing a degree at the cooperating institution.

Chadron State College–Range Science. The 3+1 Program in range science allows Chadron State College students to pursue a range science degree through Chadron State College. Students complete three years of course work at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science course work (32 credit hours) at CASNR.

Dordt College (Iowa) – Agricultural Education: Teaching Option. This program allows students to pursue an Agricultural Education Teaching Option degree leading toward a bachelor of science in agricultural education. Students at Dordt College will complete 90 credit hours in the Agricultural Education: Teaching Option Transfer Program.

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using UNL credits. At least 18 of the 30 credit hours must be in courses offered through CASNR1 (>299) including the appropriate ACE 10 degree requirement or an approved ACE 10 substitution offered through another UNL college and excluding independent study regardless of number of hours transferred. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

1 Includes courses taught by CASNR faculty through interdisciplinary prefixes (e.g., LIFE, MBIO, ENVR, SCIL, EAEP, HRTM, ENSC) and CASNR crosslisted courses taught by non-CASNR faculty.

Online and Distance Education

There are many opportunities to earn college credit through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Online and Distance Education. Some of these credits may be applicable not only as elective credits, but also toward the fulfillment of the College’s education requirements. Credits earned through the UNL Online and Distance Education program may count toward residency. However, certain offerings may not be counted toward scholarship requirements or academic recognition criteria.

For further information, contact:

Office of Online and Distance Education

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2100 Vine Street

Lincoln, NE 68588-8307

402-472-2175

http://online.unl.edu/

Independent Study Rules

Students wishing to take part in independent studies must obtain permission; complete and sign a contract form; and furnish copies of the contract to the instructor, advisor, departmental office, and the Dean’s Office. The contract should be completed before registration. Forms are available in 103 Agricultural Hall or online at the CASNR website.

Independent study projects include research, literature review or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Students may only count 12 hours of independent study toward their degrees and no more than 6 hours can be counted during their last 36 hours earned, excluding senior thesis, internships, and courses taught under an independent study number.

Other College Degree Requirements

Capstone Course Requirement

A capstone course is required for each CASNR degree program. A capstone course is defined as a course in which students are required to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge to solve a problem or formulate a policy of societal importance.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at www.ace.unl.

The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.

Bulletin Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the bulletin for the academic year in which they are first admitted to UNL or when they were first admitted to a Joint Academic Transfer Program. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent bulletin for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single bulletin year. The bulletin which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Attention

This is the site for old bulletin data. Please head to UNL's Course Catalog for updated course and program information.