Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management

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Program Definition

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality , Restaurant & Tourism Management is jointly offered by the College of Education & Human Sciences and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The degree prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations by providing an excellent foundation in hospitality, leadership, and business. The program integrates hospitality marketing strategies, communications, and financial management into a curriculum focused on managing facilities and operations that provide hospitality services to the public. Students select from six emphasis areas offered through the College of Education & Human Sciences:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Lodging
  • Convention and Meeting Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism and Mass Communication

or two emphasis areas offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources:

  • Ecotourism
  • Parks and Recreation


UNL Points of Distinction

  • Study tours/Practicum
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty
  • Culinology® -Hospitality Management Club
  • Only program in the state that offers a comprehensive hospitality management curriculum
  • Opportunity for International Career Advancement



The Department of Nutrition and Health is located in Ruth Leverton Hall on East Campus. This facility contains:

  • Specialized laboratories for food preparation and sensory analysis of food
  • Computer Lab


Program Expections

(What's expected of you as an undergraduate student)
  • Practicum experiences required
  • Only grades of C or above will count toward graduation requirements for department classes
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain in good standing in the College of Education and Human Sciences.



What's in it for you?

With a degree in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management, career possibilities in the Hospitality industry include:

  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Regional Manager
  • Catering Company Owner
  • Food & Equipment Distributor
  • General Manager
  • Guest Services Manager
  • Concierge
  • Wedding Planner
  • Meeting Planner
  • Convention Bureau Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Tourism Director
  • Food Critic
  • Cookbook Author
  • T.V./Radio Personality
  • Marketing Director
  • Human Resource Director
  • Event Coordinator

Contact Us

For more information on other programs in the College of Education and Human Sciences, contact:

Karen Kassebaum
(402) 472-0695