Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major
As part of the nationally recognized JMU College of Business, the hospitality and tourism management major is designed to develop hospitality and tourism management leaders through sound theoretical coursework, innovative learning activities, mentoring opportunities, exposure to premier hospitality organizations and interactions with dynamic industry professionals. Major requirements are met through small classes, team learning experiences, and meaningful personal contacts with faculty and industry professionals. In the major, you will complete a supervisory internship prior to graduation.
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
New freshmen must declare the Hospitality Management major when you register for orientation.
New Transfer Students
New transfer students who plan to graduate after May 2013 must declare the Hospitality Management major.
New transfer students who have earned a JMU-approved associates degree (in business administration) from a Virginia Community College and plan to graduate from JMU in May 2013 should declare the Hospitality and Tourism Management major.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management in Godwin Hall, room 355.
Full Admission to the College of Business
Declaring a business major does not guarantee full admission to the College of Business. You must formally apply for full admission to the College of Business by submitting an application for admission during the semester in which you are completing the lower-level B.B.A. core courses.
Students are formally admitted into the College of Business as a B.B.A. degree seeking major and permitted to register for COB 300 when the following requirements are met:
The B.B.A. core GPA is calculated using grades earned in the B.B.A. lower-level core excluding calculus (MATH 205 or MATH 235). Only grades earned at JMU will be used. The university policy for calculating repeat-credit and repeat-forgiveness will be followed.
Students with a 2.7 B.B.A. core GPA are assured admission into the College of Business and COB 300. Students who meet all of the requirements above but fail to achieve a 2.7 B.B.A. core GPA will be admitted to the College of Business and COB 300 based on B.B.A. core GPA ranking, and pending resources and space availability.