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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Event and Meeting Management Major, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science in Event and Meeting Management is a degree program designed for students seeking careers as event and meeting professionals under titles such as Event or Meeting Coordinator, Manager, Designer, Architect or Producer. Meeting and Event Management is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a specific business sector, seperate and distinct from Lodging and Tourism and this degree prepares students for multiple career paths within this growing profession. The in-depth course of study examines the interrelated industry components of meetings, conventions, trade shows, special events (including weddings) and specialty areas not routinely taught in other programs, such as corporate meeting planning, global meeting planning and advanced risk management. Full time event and meeting faculty hold the Certified Meeting Professional designation and maintain active participation in industry associations, advisory board and committees.

Degree Completion Option 1 (includes minor):

To be awarded an EVT degree a student must complete all of the following:

  • All departmental requirements as outlined below;
  • 33 minimum credit hours of General Studies course requirements to include 3 credit hours of the Global Diversity General Studies requirement;
  • 0-3 credit hours of the Multicultral graduation requirement (may be completed within General Studies);
  • 45 credit hours of Major Core requirements including 3 credit hours required Senior Experience; and
  • A minor within or outside the HTE department, plus any additional general elective credit hours required to achieve a total of 120 credit hours for graduation.

Degree Completion Option 2:

To be awarded an EVT degree with Extended Major a student must complete all of the following:

  • All departmental requirements as outlined below;
  • 33 minimum credit hours of General Studies course requirements to include 3 credit hours of the Global Diversity General Studies requirement;
  • 0-3 credit hours of the Multicultural graduation requirement (may be completed within General Studies);
  • 45 credit hours of Major Core requirements, including 3 credit hours required Senior Experience;
  • 21 credit hours of specified HTE department electives chosen from BVG, EVT, HTE, HTL, RST, TTM, UA or other departmental courses; and
  • Any additional general elective credit hours to achieve a required total of 120 credit hours for graduation.

Departmental Requirements


  • Declare the Event and Meeting Management Major or Extended Major;
  • Meet with EVT Faculty and review an official Degree Progress Report within the first semester;
  • Present verification of 600 clock hours of on-the-job experience in the EVT Major prior to graduation. These hours may be secured through paid job experience, verified volunteer experience, cooperative education, internships, or a combination of the four;
  • Present Adult CPR and First-aid Certification prior to graduation; and
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5.

A grade of “C” or better is required for courses in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs throughout the university may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

General Studies Course Requirements


Written Communication (minimum 6 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Written Communication courses

Oral Communication (minimum 3 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Oral Communication course

Quantitative Literacy (minimum 3 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Quantitative Literacy course

Arts and Humanities (minimum 6 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Arts and Humanities courses

Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Historical course

Natural and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences courses

Social and Behavioral Sciences I (minimum 3 semester hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences II (minimum 3 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences II course

Global Diversity (minimum 0 or 3 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Global Diversity course. At least one of the courses meeting the Arts and Humanities, Historical, Natural and Physical Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences II Designations must be a Global Diversity Course.

 

General Studies minimum total credit hours: 33


Multicultural Graduation Requirement

At least one of the courses meeting the Arts and Humanities, Historical, Natural and Physical Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences II Designations must be a Multicultural Course.

Major Core Requirements


Required Courses:

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