Practice Credit Requirement

To graduate from the Bachelor of Science program, you must have worked 800 hours, paid or unpaid, in the hospitality/service industry. Typically, this requirement is fulfilled in two summers, however part-time employment is accepted. The objective of the Practice Credit requirement is to ensure that your education has the essential balance between theory and practice. Following each work experience, students must submit a Practice Credit Employer Verification Form which is completed by both the student and the employer. For more information on the Practice Credit requirements and guidelines, please see: sha.cornell.edu/current-students/career-management/undergraduate/practice-credit/