Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science

126 Credits
College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus

Overview

Tourism and hospitality services are among today’s fastest growing fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts predict that more than 100 million people worldwide will find jobs in hospitality and tourism. The demand will be especially great for well-educated managers.

You can prepare for these opportunities through the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Hospitality Management at St. John’s University. Offered through the College of Professional Studies, the 126-credit program provides the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in this booming industry.

The program focuses on fundamental competencies that are vital for future managers. With the program’s extensive professional connections in the industry, students gain real-world experience through valuable internships throughout the New York metropolitan area and abroad.

With this knowledge and experience, graduates build rewarding careers as administrators and creative professionals in hotels; restaurants; resorts and country clubs; conference centers, retirement communities; banquet and catering facilities; retail and marketing; airlines; cruise lines; travel agencies; tour companies; tourist bureaus; travel journals; corporate travel departments; recreation; cultural heritage sites; and other areas.

Contact Information

Dr. Berkita S. Bradford, Program Coordinator
718-990-1593
bradforb@stjohns.edu

Dr. Almerinda Forte, Division Chair
718-990-2039
fortea@stjohns.edu

Dr. Deborah Greh, Director
Communication Arts Program (Staten Island Campus)
718-390-4144
grehd@stjohns.edu

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Courses

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Admission

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Professional Studies.

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office – Queens Campus
718-990-2000
admissions@stjohns.edu

Office of Transfer Student Services – Queens Campus
718-990-3371
Tsshelp@stjohns.edu

Admission Office – Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
siadmissions@stjohns.edu

 

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Career Outcomes

Students who graduate from the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Hospitality Management possess the knowledge and skills to meet the following expectations:

  • Possess a thorough understanding of the issues and challenges facing the hospitality, tourism and recreation industries today.
  • Achieve an in-depth knowledge of business principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate the communications and interpersonal skills needed to engage clients of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

Apply theoretical knowledge to real-world experience gained through the program’s extensive internships.

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Global Approach to Education

Hospitality students benefit significantly from St. John’s proximity to New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students also make New York their classroom through field trips, guest speakers, and internship opportunities.

In addition to the benefiting from the professional opportunities in the New York City metropolitan area, hospitality students are able to study abroad through our Global Studies program.  Students have opportunities to study abroad in the following courses: Cruise Operations Management, Resorts Management, and International Tourism Management. We also offer study abroad opportunities in France, Italy, and Rome coupled with an internship at a local luxury hotel.

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Additional Information

Minors
Students majoring in other disciplines are able to complete a minor in either Event Management or Food Service Management by completing 18 credit hours in department-designated courses.

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Success Story

“Everyone faces obstacles in life, but how you choose to handle them is what makes you different from the rest,” says Adamski.