BABA General Studies Specialization: Tourism and Hospitality Management

The Tourism and Hospitality Management (RPT) area of specialization offered through the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management in the College of Health and Human Performance provides students with the skills to work in business, leisure and travel markets, food and beverage operations, and hotel management. Courses focus on planning of physical, social and economic resources necessary to develop and support tourism. Topics also include administration of leisure services for profit and non-profit organizations. Career opportunities are available in hospitality management, recreation and tourism-related areas such as theme parks, cruise lines, and hotel management. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


In order to pursue this area of specialization, students must have a 2.5 UF GPA. Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements.

Important: The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management will register students for a maximum of 2 LEI/HFT courses per term. It is recommended students plan for at least 3 semesters to complete the area. The department will not be able to assist you with registration until 3 weeks after the start of Advanced Registration. The department allows the students in the major to register prior to students outside the major. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • HFT 3253 Lodging Operations and Management (prereq: ACG 2021)
  • HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management (prereq: ACG 2021)
  • HFT 4743 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing (prereq: LEI 3301 & MAR 3023)
  • LEI 3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism
  • LEI 3303 Fundamentals of Tourism Planning (prereq: LEI 3301)
  • LEI 3360 Hospitality Management
  • HFT3834 Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Tourism and Hospitality Management is available through the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management in the College of Health and Human Performance. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Bobbi Cabaret
Florida Gym 240C

Minor Option

A minor not is available in this area of specialization.