Food Service Management, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

Available: On Campus


All students who complete programs in Fashion Merchandising, Food Service Management, and Interior Design are required to complete a supervised internship of at least 200 hours. Students are provided leads for securing internship opportunities; however, part of the internship experience is securing a suitable position. 

Food service management is a demanding, fast-paced field in the daily operations and management of restaurants and other related establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages. 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). 

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.

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.

Careers in Food Service Management

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Food Service Director
  • Lodging Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Catering & Banquet Entrepreneur

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

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 15