Curriculum - Vancouver BAIS in HRTM

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies degree is a 120 credit baccalaureate degree program.  

Communication, Mathematics and Computer Requirements:

18 Credits

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements:

24 Credits

University Core Requirement:

8 Credits

International Perspective Requirement:

6 Credits

Hospitality and Tourism Specialized Studies Requirements:

21 Credits


  • Hospitality/Tourism Electives
  • Business Electives

43 Credits

  • at least 22 Credits
  • remainder of elective credits


120 Credits


Communication, Mathematics and Computer Requirements: 18 Credits (6 Courses)

The ability to use the English language orally and in writing, the ability to understand and use basic mathematical symbols and the mastery of basic computer skills are required of all students in the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies program.


  • Writing: minimum 9 credits (3 courses)
    Any combination of freshman writing and advanced-level writing courses or their equivalents at other institutions. At least one advanced-level writing course must be taken at FDU. (Courses labeled Fundamentals of Composition are considered precollege level and do not count toward meeting degree requirements.)
  • Oral Communication: 3 credits (1 course)
    Three credits in a course substantially concerned with public speaking, oral, written and/or professional communication/presentations
  • Quantitative Analysis: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Three of the six credits must be in a college-level mathematics course. The other three credits can be from a second mathematics course or from a statistics, logic, computer science, computer technology or other course that requires substantial quantitative analysis.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements: 24 Credits (8 Courses)

A breadth and depth of study in the following areas is required of all degree candidates:

  • Art and culture
  • Humanities
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Scientific analysis

Students will be exposed to artistic, cultural, social, scientific, aesthetic, moral and religious ideas, the purpose of which is to gain insight into how the concerns of people are interrelated, how knowledge has been accumulated and how unsolved problems remain a challenge to humanity.


  • Art and Culture: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits from any combination of studio, performing or creative arts or global studies/culture including, but not limited to, computer animation, photography, creative writing, dance, film production, globalization, culture and identity, world literature. Courses may be from the same discipline/category.
  • Humanities: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits in any combination of courses in history, literature, philosophy, art history, film (not filmmaking). Courses may be in the same discipline; at least three credits must be at the 2000 level or above.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits from any combi- nation of courses in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, criminology, geography, political science, sociology) or behavioral sciences (psychology or communication studies). Courses may be in the same discipline; at least three credits must be at the 2000 level or above.
  • Scientific Analysis: 6 credits (2 courses)
    Six credits in course work from biology, chemistry, physics, environmental/earth/planetary sciences and/or other course that requires substantial scientific analysis. Courses need not be from the same scientific discipline. At least one course must have a laboratory requirement.

University Core Requirement: 12 Credits (4 Courses)

Fairleigh Dickinson University requires all students to complete a common University Core curriculum. Eight credits of University Core courses are required:

Required courses:

  • UNIV1001 Transitioning to College Life [Waived for transfer students with 30 or more credits (plus 2 additional FE transfer credits if room)]
  • UNIV1002 Preparing for Professional Life [Waived for transfer students with 45 or more credits (plus 2 additional FE transfer credits if room)]
  • UNIV2001 Cross Cultural Perspectives
  • UNIV2002 Global Issues

International Perspective and Ethics Requirement: 6 Credits (2 Course)

The world is no longer composed of countries that are isolated from each other. Economic, political and cultural independence have been replaced by interdependence. In the current global economy, knowledge of other countries is essential. This requirement may be met through one of a variety of designated courses from the following disciplines:

International Perspective

  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Ethics and Moral Analysis

Three credits in a course from any discipline that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions such as a course in philosophy, religion or a course with "ethics" in its title.

Specialized Studies Core Courses: 21 Credits

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies, in addition to providing certain skills and broad exposure to the major bodies of knowledge, also allows the opportunity to pursue a single area of study in depth or any other combination of courses that fit into an individualized cohesive course of study, including appropriate certificate programs. The Hospitality and Tourism Management specialization requires the following 7 core courses




Sales & Marketing for Hospitality

3 Credits



Accounting for Hospitality Managers

3 Credits



Human Resource Management

3 Credits



Lodging Management/Rev Management

3 Credits



Food and Beverage Management

3 Credits



Financial Management/Hosp Industry

3 Credits



Property Management

3 Credits


Electives: 43 Credits

Students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Specialization must take a minimum of 43 free elective credits. Students must take at least 22 free elective credits in HRTM. The remainder (up to 21 credits) may be from courses in any other area. Students are encouraged to complete three practical work experience terms HRTM 1100, 2100 and 3100, which are one credit each and additionally are strongly encouraged to complete the following courses:



Event Management

3 Credits



Domestic and International Tourism

3 Credits

Other elective options may include the following courses. Not all options are available every semester and the below list is not exhaustive:

ACCT 2021

Accounting Principles I

3 credits

ACCT 2022

Intro to Managerial Accounting

3 credits

BUSI 2450

Business Dynamics

3 credits

ECON 2001

Intro to Microeconomics

3 credits

MGMT 1110

Business in a Global Society

3 credits

MGMT 2261

Human Motivation & Behavior

3 credits

MGMT 2600

Organizational Behaviour

3 credits

MGMT 3371

Concepts of International Mgmt

3 credits

MKTG 3371

Principles of International Mktg

3 credits

MKTG 4365

Marketing Communications

3 credits

HRTM 2230

Intro to Study of Wine

3 credits

HRTM 2233

Quantity Food Production

3 credits

HRTM 2250

Casino Management

3 credits

HRTM 2260

Events Management

3 credits

HRTM 3108

Nutrition/Sanitation and Safety   

3 credits

HRTM 4108

Global Issues in Hospitality Management

3 credits


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