Degree Program Overview

Food service management is a demanding, fast-paced field. Your ticket to an entry-level managerial position in this exciting industry is a degree in Food Service Management from Sam Houston State University (SHSU). Because the department also offers courses in Food Science and Nutrition, you will be perfectly positioned to manage food service facilities in hospitals, nursing homes, and educational facilities.

Opportunities in food service management abound as our busy society demands food prepared outside the home. The travel industry, including tours and cruises, also contributes to the need for quality quantity food preparation and food service managers. Well-trained in safety and sanitation, graduates of the Food Service Management Program have no difficulty finding suitable employment.

Internships

All students who complete programs in Fashion Merchandising, Food Service Management, General Family and Consumer Sciences (without teacher certification), and Interior Design are required to complete a supervised internship of at least 300 hours. Students are provided leads for securing internship opportunities; however, part of the internship experience is securing a suitable position. We also offer students the opportunity to travel to Europe to study the works and lives of chemists and their influence on our world, especially in the areas of textiles and food science (offered in coordination with the Department of Chemistry).

Careers in Food Service Management

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Production and Service of Food
  • Cost Control
  • Menu Design

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

View the Food Service Management BS BA brochure (.pdf)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer I: May 15
  • Summer II: June 15