The hospitality program at Buffalo State is the largest accredited four-year hospitality program in the State University of New York system.
The faculty educate and develop proven hospitality specialists for careers in culinary, hotel, restaurant and related service industries with an emphasis on applied learning.
ACPHA was formed in 1989 and began accrediting baccalaureate programs in 1991. A fundamental purpose of the accreditation process is to ensure program quality. Both students and employers look for accredited programs to ensure high academic standards.
Hospitality and tourism majors can receive professional certification through the American Culinary Federation, the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS).
Individuals with extensive work experience in the hospitality industry are encouraged to explore alternative methods of earning college credit through experiential learning or course challenge.
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