Skip to main content
Faculty/Staff Resources
What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

Search search
Mobile Search:
Students working the front of the house at Cafe Laura.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Applying business principles to the management of hotel, restaurant, senior living, resort, and gaming properties 

You might like this program if you

  • Exhibit solid interpersonal skills, are creative, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Thrive in a diverse, high-energy work environment.
  • Enjoy working with people and helping others.
  • Want to operate your own business.
  • Like the option of working anywhere in the world.

Types of classes you’ll take

  • Hotel Management
  • Food Production Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Franchising
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Meeting and Event Management
  • Senior Living Management
  • Wine Appreciation

Possible careers

  • Hotel and Lodging Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Corporate and College Food Service Management
  • Gaming and Casino Operations
  • Meeting and Event Management
  • Senior Living Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Resort and Private Club Management
  • Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management
Nittany Lion welcoming you with students in the background

Whatever your interests, whichever direction you want to go—business, science, medicine, healthcare, social science—the Penn State College of Health and Human Development has programs and options that lead to a future where you can do good work, and work while doing good.