Associate of Applied Science in Culinary and Hospitality Management

Culinary and Hospitality Management (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Leadership - Management Option is designed to
prepare students for a career in culinary and hospitality management. This academic guide is based on
the 2022-2023 Missouri State University-West Plains Catalog.  The time to complete the degree will
vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
IDS 110 Student Success 2
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Civics: Select three (3) credit hours
  • HST 121 Survey of US History to 1877 OR
  • HST 122 Survey of US History Since 1877 OR
  • PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship
Mathematical Sciences: Select three (3) credit hours
General Education Total 20
Management Option Credit Hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BUS 170 Business and Professional Ethics 3
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
EPR 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
HSP 130 Contemporary Nutrition 3
HSP 190 Trends in the Hospitality Industry 3
HSP 210 Introduction to Hospitality Leadership 3
HSP 215 Introduction to Lodging Management 3
HSP 218 Safety and Sanitation 3
HSP 297 Hospitality Leadership Capstone 1
HSP 299 Hospitality Leadership Internship 3
Elective (HSP or other approved by the department) 6
Hospitality Leadership Total 37
Culinary and Hospitality Management (AAS) Degree Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60

Degree Notes:

  1. Math requirements exclude MTH 197 and MTH 297.
  2. Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours of math regardless of placement.
  3. Electives must be approved by the department.
  4. Students should confirm transferability of courses with their transfer university before completing courses at MSU-WP.