Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management

The U.P. College of Home Economics holds the distinction of being the first in the country to offer the then BS Hotel and Restaurant Administration program.

The Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management traces its roots to the B.S. in Home Economics (BSHE) program, which was instituted in 1922. In 1939, Foods and Nutrition was introduced as a major in the BSHE program. Subsequent revisions of this major, especially in 1955, when core courses related to food service in institutions were included, paved the way for the introduction of Food Service Administration (FSA), as another major of the BSHE program in 1969. The BSHE (FSA major) was expanded and became B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration (BSHRA). This new program took effect on April 1, 1970, as a joint responsibility of the College of Business Administration (CBA) and the College of Home Economics (CHE), with the latter given the task of administering it.