PROGRAM INFORMATION - The Universities at Shady Grove

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The University System of Maryland (USM) offers full-time, daytime, undergraduate upper
division programs in Montgomery County at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). These
programs allow students to complete their first two years of college coursework at
Montgomery College or another institution of higher education and then transfer to the
Universities at Shady Grove. USG provides students with all upper division coursework
needed to complete the final two years for a bachelor’s degree. Below are some of the
most frequently asked questions about USG.
                                                                                                        B.S. in HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT

From whom do participating students at USG receive their degree?                                 PROGRAM INFORMATION
Participating students will be admitted to, taught by and will receive their degree from the
accredited University System of Maryland institution that provides their selected program.
                                                                                                 The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES) Hotel and Restaurant Management
What student services are provided at USG?                                                       (HRM) program at the Universities at Shady Grove is an upper division (junior and senior
The USG Office of Student Services is open year-round to assist prospective and current          years) program providing full-time and part-time curriculum plans of study in hospitality
students in all areas of student services including admission, financial aid, course             management.
registration, student life activities and more. Appointments and walk-in visits are available
during business ours, 8:30 am -5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Students can contact USG                The program prepares students for management positions in lodging, restaurant, travel,
Office of Student Services at 301-738-6023 or                          attractions, meeting and convention and food service industries.

What library services are provided at USG?
Library services at the Shady grove Library and Media Center include access to over 200
                                                                                                 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
online databases, free book delivery to and from all USM institutions and professional
                                                                                                 To be considered for admission to the HRM program, a student must have attended an
library staff assistance. For information, contact the library staff at 301-738-6020,
                                                                                                 accredited institution of higher education or earned a degree from a community college or visit
                                                                                                 with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all previous work.
Are computer facilities available for USG students?
                                                                                                 Courses for lower division credits should include studies in the areas of hospitality
Yes. USG’s computer facilities are state-of-the-art, and provide students with access to the
                                                                                                 management, culinary or business, social and behavioral sciences, natural or physical
Internet, online services, a variety of software programs, printing services and several
                                                                                                 sciences, and arts and humanities for transfer into this baccalaureate program.
computer labs. In addition, USG offers free wireless network access for students in select
                                                                                                 Academic transcript evaluations by a recognized international credit evaluation service are
                                                                                                 required for all course work completed outside the United States.
When does orientation take place for USG students?
Orientation sessions are held in January for students admitted for the spring semester and
over the summer for students admitted for the fall semester. During this session you will        TUITION and FINANCIAL AID
be provided information regarding USG’s facilities, library services, computer services,
student services and activities, student clubs and organizations and more. Specific dates,       Tuition rates for programs offered at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) are those of the
times and information will be sent to students upon their admission to one of the programs       degree-granting institution. Financial aid is awarded by the institution offering the degree
offered at USG.                                                                                  program, but facilitated by the USG Student Services Office.

Are student life activities offered at USG?
Yes. The USG Office of Student Services offers unique opportunities to participate in            CONTACT INFORMATION
on-site student life and extracurricular activities, including a variety of workshops, speaker
series, “theme” weeks, community service projects, student organizations and more.               For more information concerning admission or financial aid, please contact the USG Office of
                                                                                                 Student Services at 301-738-6023 or Information and
What are the USG policies regarding international students?                                      updates may also be obtained by visiting USG’s web site at
All policies and procedures regarding admission, residency classification and obtaining and
maintaining student visas are established by the institution offering the student’s program.                For more information about the Hotel and Restaurant Management program,
                                                                                                      please contact Judy Streeter, Program Director at 301-738-6327 or
Are child care services available for students?
If you need child care, USG will provide you with a referral to Montgomery College’s Child
Care Services at the Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park campuses. Full- and half-day
programs are available. For more information, contact Montgomery College’s Child Care
Services directly at 301-353-7875 (Germantown), 301-279-5308 (Rockville) or
301-650-1516 (Takoma Park).
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT                                                                      UMES: Department of Hotel and Restaurant
      Offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the                                                                  Management at Shady Grove
      Universities at Shady Grove
Example 4 year B.S. degree in Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management;
student attends first two years at Montgomery College and final two years at USG – offered                                              Degree Requirements
via UMES. Additional time at Montgomery College may be required for completion of the
General Education Requirements. The information provided below does not indicate a
comprehensive listing of all degree requirements. Additional information about academic
rules and regulations can be found in each institution’s catalog. Every student should consult
an advisor every semester about appropriate course selection for meeting all requirements.
This information reflects current curriculum which may be subject to change.

                                                                                                 *Some courses may be transferred in.   See your advisor for acceptance.

                                                                                                 General Education Requirements                        40 credits (minimum)
 UMES requires 1,000 hours of hospitality work experience as a requirement for the               HRM Elective Requirements                             14 credits
 B.S. degree. ● Students who have completed the first two years at an institution                HRM Work Experience Requirements                      1,000 hours (minimum)
 other than Montgomery College also are eligible to enroll and should contact the                TOTAL CREDITS NEEDED FOR B.S. DEGREE                  120 credits
 program director for additional information.
                                                                                                                                                                           Revised 12/08

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