The hospitality industry is one of the largest in the world, generating more than $452 billion in annual revenues and employing more than 11 million people in the United States. Hospitality and tourism is New York State's second-largest industry.
The Hospitality and Tourism Department at Buffalo State College educates and trains enterprising students to become leaders in regional and global hospitality and tourism professions. The faculty fosters exceptional student achievement through frequent interaction and guided practical training. Courses within the minor provide for both general and specialized preparation. The hospitality program at Buffalo State is the largest accredited four-year hospitality program in the State University of New York system.
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1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5913
Fax: (716) 878-5834
Hospitality Administration minor guidelines:
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for admission to the hospitality minor program, which consists of 19 credit hours.
A maximum of two lower-division (100- and 200-level) courses may be accepted.
A maximum of two courses may be transferred.
All prerequisite courses for the hospitality major are included in the minor program.
Only degree-seeking, matriculated students may be accepted into the minor program.
The minor program is not available to students majoring in hospitality administration (code 0437).
Students are required to take 19 credit hours, distributed in the following manner, to fulfill the requirements of a minor in hospitality and tourism:
Required Courses (10 credits)
HTR 110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
HTR 300 Food and Beverage Management (4 credits)
HTR 368 Hotel Operations (3 credits)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
(any three of the following by advisement)
HTR 100D Multicultural Foods (3 credits)
HTR 200 Sanitation and Safety in Food Service (3 credits)
HTR 340W Industry Experience (3 credits)
HTR 361W Principles of Management in Food Service (3 credits)
HTR 380 Training for Hospitality (3 credits)
HTR 390 Strategic Marketing in Hospitality (3 credits)
HTR 408 Convention and Meeting Management (3 credits)
HTR 418 Tourism Management (3 credits)
HTR 430 Management and Marketing of Services (3 credits)
HTR 470 Legal Issues in Hospitality (3 credits)
Internships are also available. Contact the Hospitality and Tourism Department.