X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Hotel and Food Administration (Co-op) (HAFA:C)

School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, College of Business and Economics

The principal aim of the Hotel and Food Administration Co-op program is to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional work life by enhancing the integration of theory and practice. Students may consult the departmental Co-op Advisor or the B.Comm. Program Counsellor for additional information. The co-op work program consists of one twelve-month period. The work semester begins at the end of the second year and extends from May to April. The co-op program is completed over a 5 year period.

Liberal Education Requirement

As part of the graduation requirement all students within the B.Comm. Program are required to complete 1.50 credits from at least two different subject prefixes as listed under the B.Comm. Program Information section of the undergraduate calendar.


The academic program consists of 20.00 credits, 16.00 of which are specified as core requirements, 2.50 as restricted electives, and 1.50 as the Liberal Education Requirement.

Given the professional and applied nature of the program, there are no double majors or minors associated with the degree. Elective options enable students to select courses which support or complement their primary field of study. Students interested in earning the Certificate in Leadership can use a combination of restricted, Liberal Education and free electives to do so. See http://www.leadershipcertificate.com/ for information about this certificate and its course requirements.

Semester 1 - Fall
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
HTM*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
Semester 2 - Winter
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
HTM*2100 [0.50] Lodging Operations
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
One of:*
CHEM*1100 [0.50] Chemistry Today
HTM*2700 [0.50] Introductory Foods
0.50 from List B or electives
*CHEM*1100 must be taken by students without Grade 12 4U Chemistry (SCH4U). If CHEM*1100 is not required, then a total of 2.50 restricted electives are required.
Semester 3 - Fall
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
One of:
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
2.00 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 4 - Winter
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Winter Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 5 - Fall
HTM*3030 [0.50] Beverage Management
2.00 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 6 - Winter
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 7 - Fall
HTM*3060 [0.50] Lodging Management
HTM*4300 [0.50] Co-operative Education Seminar
1.50 from List A or List B or electives
Semester 8 - Winter
2.50 from List A or List B or electives
Note: For courses included in List A or List B refer to the regular Hotel and Food Administration major.
University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1