Hospitality and Tourism Management
The Hospitality and Tourism Management major is designed to meet the needs of one of West Virginia's major economic drivers. Students gain real-world experience in restaurant and hotel management by spending time in learning labs, including Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in the WVU Mountainlair and the Regatta Bar and Grille in Waterfront Place Hotel.
Tourism is a major economic driver in West Virginia. There are more jobs than qualified applicants in some states, including West Virginia. In 2014, hospitality industry employment nationally is expected to increase by 17%. The accommodations and food services sector makes up approximately 8% of all employment nationally.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearCS 101 Intro-Computer Applications MATH 150 Applied Calculus SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day BCOR 293 Special Topics
Senior YearBCOR 460 Contemporary Business Strategy HTOR 495 Independent Study HTOR 480 Event Planning Practicum HTOR 491 Professional Field Experience HTOR 473 Hospitality Social CRM
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- Hospitality and Tourism majors are required to take two field experience (internship) courses.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.