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Hotel and Restaurant Management Major

BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management
Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Degree Plan

Together, hospitality and travel comprise the world's largest and most international industry: tourism. While we most often think of leisure tourists — those people traveling for pleasure —tourism also includes business tourists who travel for work, medical tourists who travel for health care, educational tourists, religious tourists and residents enjoying local amenities. By 2010, more than 1 billion people will be employed by this $1.5 trillion industry, with Hilton College graduates prepared to lead the way. The Hilton College is consistently rated as one of the top hospitality programs in the world. We have cultivated relationships with the industry’s top employers, organizations and associations. Our graduates continue to excel and open the doors for those who follow. By joining the Hilton College, you join a worldwide network of hospitality professionals and a program with global brand recognition.


Freshman Admissions

Freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements .

Transfer Admissions

First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements .  In addition, applicants who completed less than 15 semester hours of college credit need to meet the requirements for freshman admission.  Applicants who completed between 15 and 59 semester hours of college credit need a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA.  Applicants who have completed more than 60 semester hours of college credit need a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA on the last 60 semester hours.

Change of Major

University of Houston students who have completed at least 15 hours of college level work must have a minimum of 2.75 cumulative grade point average in order to change their major to Hotel and Restaurant Management. Students must submit a General Petition Form to the Conrad N. Hilton College Office of Academic Services. Students are also required to declare their intent to change majors and explain why they are selecting Hotel and Restaurant Management.


With a Hotel and Restaurant Management degree, your internship experiences and the UH Hilton connections will open the doors to country clubs, casinos, consulting firms, distributors, hotels and restaurants all over the world. UH Alumni from the College of Hotel and Restaurant Management have received offers as Hotel Operations Managers, Banquet Managers, Membership Directors, Sales Managers, Conference Planners, Event Coordinators, Catering Service Managers, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
229 C.N. Hilton Hotel & College
Houston, TX 77204-3028
Phone: 713-743-2492
Fax: 713-743-2581

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