Ohio University

Restaurant Hotel and Tourism

Restaurant Hotel and Tourism: people cooking in kitchen

Hospitality is one of the world's largest industries. The Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism program at Ohio University can prepare you for a management position in this growing field. The hallmarks of our program include professors with extensive industry experience, state-of-the-art facilities, professional networking, and internships.


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The Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism major is for students who have an interest in the hospitality industry such as event management, food and beverage, lodging, clubs, resorts and tourism. With a holistic approach, the addition of a built-in Business minor affords students both the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills in managing and operating a business, enhancing and increasing the students' marketability and ultimately positioning them to be successful in their chosen careers.

In addition to the programs required field experience, it is highly recommended that students be employed part-time in the industry, as this has proven to be beneficial during their college careers, as well as after graduation.


  • Event Management
  • Lodging
  • Food and Beverage
  • Club Management
  • Cruises
  • Theme Parks
  • Resort Industries
  • Tourism Bureaus

Honors Programs and Scholarships

  • Honors Program

  • Scholarships

    • Lee Cibrowski Scholarship
    • Mark and Patricia McClintick Endowment
    • Beulah Sellers-Davis Scholarship
    • Shirley Slater Scholarship


The Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism curriculum consists of in-class and experiential learning opportunities which incorporate activities that prepare students to be industry leaders. Coursework culminates with the Hospitality Senior Seminar and the Hospitality Practicum that allows students to apply their coursework to real-world experiences.

Points of Pride

  • Small, manageable classroom enrollments allow for individualized learning throughout the RHT program.

  • Knowledgeable and industry-experienced faculty connect with employers and guide students according to standards set forth by those industry leaders.

  • Faculty guide students with career direction as well as internship/employment opportunities

  • Active student organizations such as the Club Managers Association of America, the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Elegant Citizen Society also present excellent learning opportunities.

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For more information, contact:

Hyeyoon (Rebecca) Choi, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 121J