Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Liberal Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communication Skills: RRHM graduates demonstrate quality written and verbal communication skills as applied to hospitality/tourism and guest relations.
  • Business Skills: RRHM graduates demonstrate competency in business skills needed to manage related departments within the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Competency in Historical Perspectives: RRHM graduates demonstrate competency in the historical perspective of the hospitality and tourism industry to ongoing social, cultural, and political policies or constraints.
  • Competency in Administration, Programming, and Event Planning: RRHM graduates demonstrate competency in administration, programming, event and meeting planning skills related to the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Demonstrate Professional Values and Behavior: RRHM graduates demonstrate professional values and behavior within the field of hospitality and tourism.
  • Competency in Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism: RRHM graduates demonstrate competency in sustainable hospitality and tourism practices.
  • Competency in Planning and Evaluation: RRHM graduates demonstrate competency in planning and evaluating hospitality and tourism facilities.

Related Links

Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management, BS Program Page

Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.50 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.25 or higher


Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements60

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Global Community
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Science, Technology & Math
Goal - Sci3
Goal - Sci3
Lab - Sci0-1
Goal - Math3
Challenges of the Modern Age
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one cousre from three of the following Enrichment areas:9
Total Hours45-46

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements 

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Resort, Recreation & Hospitality Management Core
HEMT 112Introduction to HEMT 13
HEMT 114Sustainability in Food and Hospitality 13
HEMT 210Contemporary Travel and Tourism 13
HEMT 215Public Relations for Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism 13
HEMT 222Programming and Leadership for HEMT 13
HEMT 314Sustainable Planning for Tourism3
HEMT 316Management of Hospitality & Tourism Facilities 13
HEMT 318Administration for Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism 13
HEMT 351Practicum in HEMT 13
HEMT 415Challenges and Trends in Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism 13
Required Internship
HEMT 450Internship in HEMT 112
Resort, Recreation & Hospitality Management Track
HEMT 311Principles of Commercial Recreation/Tourism 13
HEMT 312Commercial Recreational Feasibility Studies 13
HEMT 416Resort Recreation Programming 13
HEMT 417Hotel/Lodging & Hospitality Management 13
HEMT 436Meeting Planning & Tournament Structure 13
HEMT 320Hospitality and Tourism Marketing3
Total Hours60

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor of Science in Resort, Recreation & Hospitality Management (2373)
This program is effective as of Summer 2018.
Revised 7-2018