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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Hospitality and Retail Management

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Shane C. Blum, Ph.D., Chairperson

Professors: Dodd, Fowler, Hoover, Huffman, Scott-Halsell
Associate Professors: Adams, Blum, Jai, McCool, Rivera, Velikova, Yuan
Assistant Professors: Chang, Choi, Fickes (visiting), Mathe-Soulek
Professor of Practice: O’Neil
Instructors: Edwards, Filley, Hlavaty, Padgett, A. Sanchez, N. Sanchez

CONTACT INFORMATION: 601 Human Sciences Bldg., 1301 Akron Ave., Box 41240, Lubbock, TX 79409-1240, T 806.742.3068, F 806.742.3042, www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hrm

About the Department

This department supervises the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, with a major in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Retail Management
  • Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration

Mission. The mission of the department is to provide quality education, research and service focused on the knowledge and skills intrinsic in the disciplines of hospitality management and retail management.

Teacher Certification

This option offers a career path for those interested in teaching hospitality at the junior high school and high school levels. Students complete a broad base of hospitality management courses, including a 400-hour hospitality internship and 400 hours of hospitality work experience along with those that lead to teacher certification. Graduates will be eligible for a Specialized Certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science. Students seeking certification must meet all requirements outlined in the College of Education section of this catalog. Admission requirements for the teaching program include the completion of approximately 60 hours with an overall 2.75 GPA or better and a satisfactory level of performance on the THEA test or equivalent. Other requirements include a 2.75 GPA or better in professional education courses in the teaching field and a grade of C or better in all required concentration and support courses. To be recommended for certification, graduates must achieve a satisfactory level of performance on the TExES examination prescribed by the State Board of Education.

Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Degree Program

The acceler­ated bachelor’s-to-master’s degree program allows academically capable students to accelerate their undergraduate degree programs, begin gradu­ate work in their fourth year, and finish both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a total of approximately five years. This is accom­plished by allowing 7 hours of graduate coursework in hospitality and retail management to count toward both the undergraduate degree (either the B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management or the B.S. in Retail Management) and the master’s degree (M.S. in Hospitality and Retail Management).

Graduate Program

For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Hospitality and Retail Management, visit the Graduate School  section of the catalog.

Program Offerings & Course Descriptions


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate MinorAccelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree


      Restaurant, Hotel, and, Institutional Management (Undergraduate Courses)Retailing (Undergraduate Courses)

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