Hospitality and Events Management, BS

About the Program

Discover the expansive world of opportunities with our dynamic Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Events Management program at the University of North Alabama!

UNA’s Hospitality and Events Management program’s unique curriculum inspires critical thinking while developing problem-solving skills through creativity in team-based environments provides a strong foundation and builds communication skills that empower you to shape your future in the industry. Small class sizes are taught by experienced international faculty with wide-ranging global industry experience, while career-defining internships foster strong relationships with industry professionals, guiding you toward a successful and rewarding career amid an ever-changing global economy.

UNA also offers numerous Study Abroad courses. We understand that life is full of exciting opportunities, and we support pursuing all your interests while exploring your options using the open electives in this program.

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Time to Complete
4 years


Modality Offered
On Campus/Online


Bachelor Degree


Our program provides students with the opportunity to meet potential employers through visiting guest speakers and field trips. Internships are designed to give students the experience companies look for when hiring new employees and start growing a network of industry connections that will provide them with more opportunities throughout their careers.
These connections have allowed our past students to participate in internships with many of the leading companies in our industry like those listed below.

  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Yedla Management
  • Vacasa Vacation Home and Rentals
  • Southern Sky Aviation
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Compass Group


General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) 11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences) 12
Area V Additional Requirements
HEM 125 Managing Technology in Hospitality 3
HEM 102 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
HEM 200 Tourism Planning and Development 3
HEM 202 Lodging Systems 3
HEM 204 Managing Hospitality Human Resources 3
CAM 112 Food Safety and Sanitation 3
Elective 2-3
Major Core Requirements
HEM 203 Sustainability in Hotel, Restaurant, and Event Operations 3
HEM 302 Security and Risk Management 3
HEM 305 Resort Operations Management 3
HEM 306 Conventions, Meetings and Trade Show Management II 3
CAM 335 Event Planning 3
HEM 307 Club Management 3
HEM 308 Food and Beverage Operations Management 3
HEM 402 Lodging Management 3
HEM 403 Hospitality Law 3
HEM 404 Hospitality Organizational Management 3
HEM 405 Gaming and Casino Operations Management 3
HEM 406 Property Management 3
HEM 407 Senior Living Operations Management 3
CAM 430 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3
or CAM 400 Hospitality Facilities Mgt
or CAM 455 Quantity Food Production
or CAM 426 Adv. Pastries and Desserts
CAM 465W Hospitality Senior Project 3
or FASH 341W Textiles and Materials
CAM 327 Internship I 3
CAM 427 Internship II 3
Elective Hours at the 300/400 level 9
A minor is not required for this major.
Total Hours 121-122


Many opportunities await you as a graduate with a bachelor’s in Hospitality and Events Management from UNA. Our deeply invested faculty confidently empowers you in your learned skillsets while providing personalized recommendations for diverse career paths in the following fields.

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