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School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management

Main Office Chilton Hall, 331
P.O. Box 5248
Denton, TX 76203-0248
817) 565-2436
Fax: (817) 565-4348

Suzanne V. LaBrecque, Dean

Daniel A. Emenheiser, Associate Dean

Faculty

Professor Forney. Associate Professors Flottman, LaBrecque, Tas. Assistant Professors Arnold, Brandon, Clay, Crutsinger, Emenheiser, Getty, Kim, Palakurthi, Reynolds. Lecturers Kennon, Tye, Whitaker.

Introduction

The mission of the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management is to prepare professionals for careers in the fashion, hospitality and home furnishings industries. Graduates are employed as buyers; manufacturing representatives; showroom managers; department and specialty store managers; executive training associates; restaurant, hotel and club managers; food service directors; airline catering directors; and cruise line hospitality managers.

Academic Advising

Information regarding academic matters is available in the office of the dean. Advising for entering freshmen and transfer students is available in the dean's office. The associate dean answers questions concerning degree plans, application of transfer credit, general academic requirements, policies and procedures. The associate dean and faculty advisers assist students in the selection and sequencing of courses.

Programs of Study

The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Science

This school offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in home furnishings merchandising, hotel and restaurant management, and merchandising.

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science.

1. Hours for the Degree: A minimum of 125 or 137 semester hours, depending upon major.

2. General University Requirements: See "General University Requirements" and "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog, and "Core Requirements" in this section of the catalog.

3. Major Requirements: See individual degree program.

4. Area of Concentration: See individual degree program.

5. Minor: See individual degree program.

6. Electives: See individual degree program.

7. Other Course Requirements: See individual degree program.

8. Other Requirements:

Hotel and Restaurant Management

The hotel and restaurant management program prepares qualified individuals for managerial positions in the hospitality industry, and contributes to the profession through research, publication, consulting and related service activities.

BS with a Major in Hotel and Restaurant Management Four-Year Degree Plan

Supplemental Information for BS with a Major in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Core Requirements

Required courses are English composition, 6 hours: ENGL 1310 and 2700 (Note 1); world literature, 6 hours: ENGL 2210, 2220; ECON 1110; HIST 2610 and 2620; PSCI 1040 and 1050; MATH 1100 (Note 1); wellness, 2 hours: PHED 1000 (2 hour course), DANC 1100 (3 hour course) or PSYC 2580 (3 hour course); physical and life sciences, 6-8 hours: CHEM 1310 and BIOL 2380 (Note 1); visual and performing arts, 3 hours (Note 2); and understanding ideas and values, 6 hours (Note 2).

(Note 1) Students in the hotel and restaurant management program must take ENGL 2700; MATH 1100; BIOL 2380 and CHEM 1310.

(Note 2) See "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog for the lists of approved courses. The hotel and restaurant management program requires specific courses contained in parts of the University Core to satisfy degree requirements. Students should consult program advisers for a list of required courses. Students may be required to take extra courses if they fail to take these courses.

Additional Requirements

Required courses are ACCT 2020 and 2030; BCIS 2610; ECON 1100; and SMHM 3450.

Area of Concentration

Required courses are SMHM 1420, 1450, 1470, 1500, 2550, 3500 (6), 3700, 3800, 3920 or 4220, 4210, 4250, 4730, 4750 and 4820; BLAW 3430; FINA 3770; MGMT 3860; MGMT 3820; and MKTG 3650.

Electives

The student selects 6 hours of electives to complete 124 semester hours for the degree.

BS with a Major in Home Furnishings Merchandising Four-Year Degree Plan
(Business Minor)

BS with a Major in Home Furnishings Merchandising Four-Year Degree Plan
Interior Design Minor)

Supplemental Information for BS with a Major in Home Furnishings Merchandising (Business or Interior Design Minor)

Core Requirements

Required courses are English composition, 6 hours: ENGL 1310 and 2700 (Note 1); world literature, 6 hours: ENGL 2210 and 2220; ECON 1110; HIST 2610 and 2620; PSCI 1040 and 1050; MATH 1100 (Note 1); wellness, 2 hours: PHED 1000 (2 hour course), DANC 1100 (3 hour course) or PSYC 2580 (3 hour course); physical and life sciences, 6-8 hours: select one course from two different areas, BIOL 1110/1115, CHEM 1310 or PHYS 1210 (Note 1); visual and performing arts, 3 hours (Note 2); and understanding ideas and values, 6 hours (Note 2).

(Note 1) Students in the home furnishings merchandising program must take ENGL 2700; MATH 1100; 8 hours chosen from BIOL 1110/1115, CHEM 1310 or PHYS 1210.

(Note 2) See "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog for the lists of approved courses. The home furnishings merchandising program requires specific courses contained in parts of the University Core to satisfy degree requirements. Students should consult program advisers for a list of required courses. Students may be required to take extra courses if they fail to take these courses.

Additional Requirements

Required courses are ACCT 2020; ART 1330 and 1440; BCIS 2610; CNET 2300 (4); GNET 2200; MKTG 3650; and SMHM 2750.

Area of Concentration

Required courses are SMHM 1450, 2330, 2360, 2400, 3350, 3380, 3400, 3410, 3450, 3500 (6), 3510, 4080, 4090 and 4750; and 3 hours selected from SMHM 2490, 4000, 4450 or 4660.

Minor

Students may elect to minor in business administration (requires a total of 125 hours) or minor in interior design (art) (requires a total of 137 hours).

A minor in business administration requires ACCT 2020, MGMT 3820; MKTG 4600; and 3 hours selected from MKTG 4010, 4040, 4120, 4260, 4280 or 4650; and ACCT 2030, in addition to the business courses listed as additional degree requirements.

A minor in interior design (art) requires ART 1340, 1500, 2430, 2440, 3310 and 3320; GNET 1270; in addition to the art and engineering technology courses listed under "Additional Requirements."

BS with a Major in Merchandising Four-Year Degree Plan

Supplemental Information for BS with a Major in Merchandising

Core Requirements

Required courses are English composition, 6 hours: ENGL 1310 and 2700 (Note 1); world literature, 6 hours: ENGL 2210 and 2220; ECON 1110; HIST 2610 and 2620; PSCI 1040 and 1050; MATH 1100 (Note 1); wellness, 2 hours: PHED 1000 (2 hour course), DANC 1100 (3 hour course) or PSYC 2580 (3 hour course); physical and life sciences, 6-8 hours: CHEM 1310 and 4 hours selected from BIOL 1110/1115 or 2370 (Note 1); visual and performing arts, 3 hours (Note 2); and understanding ideas and values, 6 hours (Note 2).

(Note 1) Students in the merchandising program are required to take ENGL 2700; MATH 1100; CHEM 1310 and 4 hours selected from BIOL 1110/1115 or 2370.

(Note 2) See "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog for the lists of approved courses. The merchandising program requires specific courses contained in parts of the University Core to satisfy degree requirements. Students should consult program advisers for a list of required courses. Students may be required to take extra courses if they fail to take these courses.

Additional Requirements

Required courses are ECON 1100; plus 6 hours selected from: MGMT 3860; MKTG 4010, 4040, 4120, 4260 and 4280; JOUR 2010, 2020, 2310 and 2320; and SMHM 4000 or 4660.

Area of Concentration

Required courses are SMHM 1320, 1450, 2330, 2360, 2490, 3350, 3370, 3450, 3500 (6), 3510, 3650, 4010, 4090, 4450 and 4750.

Minor

The minor requires ACCT 2020 and 2030; BCIS 2610; MGMT 3820; and MKTG 3650 and 4600.

Electives

The student selects 3 semester hours of free electives to complete degree requirements of 124 hours.

Degree Plan

Each student should have a degree plan prepared in the office of the dean of the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management. This degree plan should be made by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students should have degree plans prepared during their first semester at UNT.

Graduate Programs

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management offers two Master of Science degree programs:

Scholarships

Information about the following scholarships may be obtained by writing to the Associate Dean, School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management, P.O. Box 5248, Denton, TX 76203-0248.

The following scholarships are awarded to hotel and restaurant management majors:

Banfi Vintners Foundation
Chancellor's Hotel and Restaurant Management
City Club of Fort Worth
Jerry W. Dickenson
Hotel Sales and Marketing
Ben E. Keith
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
Les Dames d'Escoffier
Marriott
Lupe Murchison
National Association of College and University Food Service (NACUFS)
PFS
Colin Ridegeway
Billie L. Parker
Roundtable for Women in Foodservice
TGI Friday's
Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival

The following scholarships are awarded to merchandising majors:

Jack Finger
Merchandising Board of Governors
Murray Munves
JC Penney Merchandising
Pier I
Van Wyk

The following scholarships may be awarded to either merchandising or hotel and restaurant management majors:

Cartwright
Merchandising and Hospitality Management Freshman
Bobye Riney Sophomore
Scoular
Woodruff

Courses of Instruction

Undergraduate Course and Subject Guide

Program Options

UNT Undergraduate Catalog Table of Contents

Prospective Students

UNT Home Page

UNT Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management Home Page



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