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Are you ready to be challenged and inspired? To gain a breadth, as well as depth of knowledge? Our four-year, full-time bachelor’s degree programs are designed for all of the above. Students can choose from two majors: Hospitality Administration or Hospitality and Communication.

Take a moment to explore the wide range of courses available to you at SHA. Specialization courses introduce you to the hospitality industry, while foundational courses give you an edge in critical skills like writing, research, and analysis. SHA elective courses let you explore everything the field has to offer, from fine wines to destination marketing. And remember: you can also pursue other interests by choosing elective courses from BU’s other prestigious schools and colleges.

Design your education program

Here’s another advantage of attending a renowned liberal arts university. To boost your career prospects or simply explore other interests, undergraduate students can earn a dual degree or choose a hospitality concentration or minor in any other school or college at BU. Or you might apply to our 4+1 program, which allows you to earn a master’s degree in gastronomy in as few as two additional semesters.

Learn about Minors for SHA Students

Learn about a Minor in Hospitality Administration for Non-SHA Students

The Dual Degree Program

Graduating from Boston University with more than one degree not only enhances your credentials, it can give you a career-launching advantage in a specialized area of the hospitality industry. A second degree could give you an edge over other job applicants.

The Dual Degree Program (DDP) allows you to graduate with diplomas from two BU schools or colleges at the same time. You can apply after your first year at SHA, but no later than the middle of junior year. You’ll need to earn at least 144 credits in 36 courses (some programs require more) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

DDP Requirements:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum of 36 courses (144 credits, only 8 summer courses can be counted), three semesters in residency, and good academic standing
  • Approval from both colleges involved
  • A well-thought-out, two-page statement of intent