Bachelor of Arts, Major in Food Service Management

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Food Service Management
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 33
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4, 54
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 24
or BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
Fine Arts (Advanced): Select course from ARTS, DANC, MUSI, PHIL 3366, or THEA.3
Foreign Language: Two courses in same field. (WOLC 1411 and WOLC 1412)4
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 41
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy 33
or PHIL 2306 Contemporary Moral Issues
WOLC 2311Intermediate Foreign Language 53
Major: Foundation
FACS 1331Intro To Hospitality Industry3
FACS 1441Food Preparation And Selection4
FACS 2362Nutrition3
FACS 2441Meal Management In Hospitality4
FACS 3334Lodging Operations3
FACS 3335Event Administration3
FACS 3367Food Science3
FACS 3377Codes,Stndrds & Facility Maint3
FACS 3445Quan Food Pur Prep & Ser4
FACS 4369Internship3
FACS 4370Adv Food Sys Org & Mngt3
Electives: Advanced
Advanced Electives10
Minor: Required 6
Select 21 hours of Minor courses21
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Sciences).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

4

Satisfies one hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). Options include ARAB 2311FREN 2311GERM 2311SGNL 2311, and SPAN 2311.

6

A minor is required. Choose from a minor in General Business Administration or Management.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

3 hours of Biology or Chemistry is a prerequisite for FACS 2362.

FACS 3367 requires 4 hours of BIOL and 4 hours of CHEM which will satisfy Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

FACS 4369 requires department approval and a 90 hours of course work completed.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 2403, 2401, or CHEM 141114Component Area III4
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
FACS 13313FACS 14414
HIST 130133HIST 130233
MATH 1314 or 133243 
 16 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII3FACS 24414
FACS 23623KINE 211571
Minor53PHIL 2306 or 130183
POLS 230563POLS 230663
WOLC 14114WOLC 1412 (same field)4
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3FACS 33343
Advanced Elective 3FACS 34454
FACS 33673Minor59
FACS 33773 
WOLC 231193 
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced Electives 7FACS 43693
FACS 33353FACS 43703
PHIL 3366 (or Advanced Fine Arts)3Minor 59
 13 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies four hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

5

A minor is required. Choose from a minor in General Business Administration or Management.

6

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

7

Satisfies one hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

8

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement of Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

9

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). Options include ARAB 2311FREN 2311GERM 2311SGNL 2311, and SPAN 2311.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

3 hours of Biology or Chemistry is a prerequisite for FACS 2362.

FACS 3367 requires 4 hours of BIOL and 4 hours of CHEM which will satisfy Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

FACS 4369 requires department approval and a 90 hours of course work completed.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Food Service Management is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Demonstrate the ability to oversee food service management, quality food, and hospitality needs for food and beverage operations.
  • Apply the principles of human resources management involving customer relations, guest contact, and management/employee relations.
  • Demonstrate proper use of equipment and sanitation techniques important to all foodservice operations.
  • Understand the operational procedures of designated departments in a lodging business including: reservations, front office, guest services, telephone and telecommunications, food and beverage and housekeeping.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the relationship of departments to marketing and sales, food and beverage, convention and banquet services, entertainment and audio-visual, safety and security, human resources, and engineering and maintenance.