Missouri State University

Academic Planning Resources

Hospitality and Restaurant Administration offers two degrees, a bachelor of science and a bachelor of applied science degree. Both programs prepare students for managerial positions in hotels, restaurants, resorts, casinos, institutional foodservice, special events, catering, and many other areas. Students can use the advising guides below to determine the most suitable program and to plan courses. 


ATTENTION STUDENTS: Missouri State University is implementing a new general education program starting in the fall 2014. It's important to determine which general education you are following or will be following.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree allows students to choose at least one of the following options: Lodging, Food and Beverage, Senior Living, Club Management, Tourism, and General Operations. Most students complete their academic requirements in four years but some complete their degree in as few as three years with careful planning.

Transfer students with an Associate of Arts or the Missouri Transfer Block can often times complete this program within two years. Also included below are BS transfer equivalency guides for students from OTC, West Plains, and St. Louis Community Colleges.

Want to learn more about the Hospitality and Restaurant Administration BS degree?

BS degree program advising guides:

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is available for students with an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management from an accredited institution. The BAS program may be completed within two years if all pre-requisites are met.

BAS degree program advising guides:


Questions? Contact Katie Tucker, Academic Advisor/Marketing and Recruiting Specialist for Hospitality and Restaurant Administration