Program Requirements

Program Overview

Students who major in Resort & Hospitality Management at Castleton University take 39 credits of General Education coursework to ensure that they have a strong liberal arts background.

Students will also take 75 credits that prepare them to embark on careers in the resort and hospitality industry.

  • Year one provides students with a foundational understanding of the industry. 
  • Year two exposes students to the operational aspects of the industry. 
  • Year three provides students with a strategic lens through which to view the industry.  

During the three Co-op experiences, students apply and interview for specified positions within the Killington Mountain Resort. These positions are classified as either “front of the house” (guest contact) or “back of the house” (non-guest contact).

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YEAR 1

Fall (16 credits)

  • RHM 1110 Introduction to Resort and Hospitality Operations
  • RHM 1120 Advanced Spreadsheets (Computer Intensive)
  • RHM 1130 Data Management
  • ENG 1061 English Comp (First-Year Seminar)
  • Frame (Scientific & Mathematical Understanding)
  • INT 1051 Soundings I

Winter (9 credits)

  • RHM 1200 Co-Op I

Spring (15 credits)

  • RHM 1310 Financial and Budget Management
  • RHM 1320 Human Resources
  • RHM 1330 Marketing
  • Frame (Scientific & Mathematical Understanding)
  • Frame (Social & Behavioral Understanding)

Summer (9 credits)

  • RHM 2400 Summer Co-Op

YEAR 2

Fall (15.5 credits)

  • RHM 2110 Food and Beverage
  • RHM 2120 Lodging Operations
  • RHM 2130 Retail Strategy and Consumer Behavior
  • ENG 2260 Touchstones (Writing Intensive)
  • Frame (Aesthetic Understanding)
  • INT 1053 Soundings II

Winter (9 credits)

  • RHM 2200 Co-Op II

Spring (16 credits)

  • RHM 2310 Entrepreneurship
  • RHM 2320 Resort and Hospitality Law
  • RHM 2330 Market Research
  • RHM 2340 Professional Communication (Writing and Speaking Intensive)
  • Frame (Scientific & Mathematical Understanding)

YEAR 3

Fall (15.5 credits)

  • RHM 3110 Events Planning
  • RHM 3120 Leadership
  • Elective (or RHM 3810 Internship)
  • Frame (World Views: Cultural, Historical, and Philosophical)
  • Frame (Social & Behavioral Understanding)
  • INT 3054 Jr. Soundings

Winter (3 credits)

  • RHM 3810 Internship 

Spring (15 credits)

  • RHM 3310 Strategy
  • Elective (or RHM 3810 Internship)
  • Elective
  • Frame (World Views: Cultural, Historical, and Philosophical)
  • Frame (Aesthetic Understanding)