UAA Campus is Open

We are pleased to report the UAA Anchorage campus will open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, following last Friday's earthquake. The Chugiak-Eagle River Campus will remain closed, but classes will resume in alternative locations. Students should check UAOnline for their new meeting location. As you return to campus, we encourage you to check the web page for important safety tips and resources about how to submit work requests to facilities for repairs. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

Hospitality Administration

Not only are graduates prepared for work in the foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industries in Alaska, but they are ready to advance to middle- and upper-level management positions due to their formal training.

Program Overview

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Administration, students have the business management skills and hospitality finesse for a career in the hotel and restaurant industry. Career possibilities include professional management in restaurants, hotels, resorts, hospitals, institutions, conferencing and catering, and recreation management.

The bachelor’s degree generally takes four to five years to complete. In addition to General Education Requirements (GERs), students complete a culinary core on campus and a business core and a hospitality administration core online.

The capstone is a 600-hour Alaska internship that provides hands-on hotel and restaurant operations management during the final year of study.  Arranged by the department, the internship is a paid work experiences at an approved hotel/restaurant site.

The upper division courses are available online from UAA. For those students who want to complete the program out of state, UAA has agreements with the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Northern Arizona University. 

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