The Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management is one of the major departments at St. Mary’s University which was established in 2013. At present, the department offers services to hundreds of students in its undergraduate program. The program is geared toward producing qualified youth and adults who meet the skilled work-force needs of the country, and involve in self-supportive activities.
Candidates can apply for admission to a degree program if they fulfill the minimum passing grade as set by the Ministry of Education on annual basis, upon completion of the Preparatory Program or complete Diploma (10+3) or Level IV from a college accredited by MoE/ or Regional Education bureaus, minimum Level IV and pass the national competence tests. Such a candidate is also expected to have one year of relevant work experience in the field and need the passing mark in entrance exam prepared and administered by the institution.
The department encourages applicants who demonstrate motivation, desire, and the potential to benefit from, and contribute to, the programs of study.
Programs and Duration
The BA in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a three-year full-time program. However, the duration of the program for extension students is four to five years. There are two semesters and a summer session in each year of study. In each semester, full-time students would take a maximum of eighteen credit hours, and twelve credit hours in the summer session. The maximum semester credit hours taken by extension students are Tewlve. The same groups of students are also allowed to take six credit hours in the summer sessions.
There is a situation where outstanding students are allowed to take additional three credit hours.
Moreover, students can shift from the regular program to the extension program, and vice versa. The program comprises 27 major courses, 5 common courses and 9 supportive courses. The total numbers of credit hours students attending this program take are 112.
Students registered under this program are also required to undertake a research selecting a topic their major areas, as a partial fulfillment of the requirements for the BA Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management offered by the University.
A student who completes the three years of study successfully taking all the required courses and the minimum number of credit hours of 112 with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 will be awarded BA degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. No ‘F’ and ‘NG’ grade in any course is accepted.