The baccalaureate degree program in Hospitality Management will be pursued in two phases. At the pre-HM Phase, the freshman and sophomore level students are expected to complete some of the University general education requirements, and some additional program requirements. Admission requirements for the Pre-HM Phase are the same as the general admission requirements for the University.
After the successful completion of four semesters of study, the Pre-HM student is eligible to apply, through the Director of the program, for admission to the HM Phase. At the HM Phase, junior and senior level students will complete the upper-level requirements, including common body of knowledge (CBK) core course requirements and major requirements. Admission to the Hospitality Management Department phase requires the successful completion of the following requirements:
- Completion of a minimum of (960) hours of industry experience in HMGT 299,349 & 399.
- Completion of any developmental work as determined by the University.
- Completion of all freshman and sophomore courses as printed on the curriculum sheet.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken at Virginia State University, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all HM/Business required courses.