Academic Programs

Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

The HTM program now has the opportunity to teach and study the hospitality industry through the facilities of this state-of-the-art mini-convention center. The Richard A. Henson Center will accommodate the growth experienced by HTM and will provide the proper facilities of sufficient quality and diversity to support academic needs now and in the future. The Henson Center is supported by state-of-the-art computer, culinary art, and sensory analysis laboratories, demonstration kitchens, seminar rooms, exhibition space, dining facilities, classrooms and faculty offices.

HTM Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations
  2. Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization
  3. Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management
  4. Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management
  5. Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry

HTM students now study Lodging Management, Computer, Information, and Technology Literacy, Culinary Arts Restaurant Management, Empowerment, and Service Orientation. The curriculum, through these five characteristics, has been established around the facilities and activities of the Henson Center.

In addition to the granting of the B.S. degree, the HTM program also grants minors in Culinary Arts, Hotel Administration and Restaurant Management. The program also grants a minor in Tourism Management and Hospitality Technology Management.

Admissions Criteria

 Students wishing to pursue a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) must meet all University of Maryland Eastern Shore entrance requirements which include a High School Diploma or GED. Freshmen ordinarily take a Basic Skills Test prior to the selection of courses for the first semester of matriculation

In order to remain in the HTM Program, the student must show progress in major and professional course work, attend and actively participate in Hospitality Student Organizations and demonstrate passion for the Hospitality Industry.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

At 2,056 $ per term (2008), UMES offers the most affordable tuition of all the schools in the UM System.

 However, applicants interested in University or Department based awards must first complete the universal FASFA application form with UMES the designated recipient. A minimum 3.00 GPA and a minimum SAT of 1000 are basic qualification for Honors Program consideration which covers all expenses of Tuition. Similar qualifications are minimum for the Marriott Foundation scholarship of $5,000 per annum. .Graduates from Hospitality related Magnet High Schools are especially encouraged to apply. Direct Industry awards are abundantly available from the sophomore year.

HTM Curriculum

Vertical Curriculum – HTM

In addition to the Bachelors of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), the Department offers the Bachelor of Science in Professional Golf  Management (PGM) as well as minors in Culinary Arts, Travel/Tourism, Food and Beverage Management, and Hotel Administration.

Extra Curricular Activities

Eta Rho Mu

Pineapple Express


Dinner Theater

Formal Gala Carnival

Spring Luncheon Series

Gourmet Dinner Series

International Study Tours

Golf Outings

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