September 14, 2021
Brookdale and the University of Delaware sign a new articulation agreement for the hospitality and sports majors
Brookdale Community College (Brookdale) and the University of Delaware (UD) recently signed a new articulation agreement for the transfer of Brookdale Associate Degree Program in Hospitality Management and Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Hospitality Business Management from UD, held in the Department of Hospitality Sports Business Management signed at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics of the UD.
“This agreement will help our graduates make a seamless transition to the University of Delaware,” said Dr. David Stout, President of Brookdale Community College. “This is an important agreement that focuses on academic success. We are always happy to build new bridges to four-year universities and to support our students on their way to higher degrees. “
Dr. Bruce Weber, Dean of Lerner College, UD looks forward to welcoming these Brookdale students to the UD campus. “Lerner College is pleased to partner with Brookdale Community College to support the continuing education of its outstanding hospitality management students through this agreement. We know this partnership will further advance our mission of providing inspiring education and breakthrough scholarships. Our efforts with Brookdale are fueled by our will to build an inclusive community that positively transforms the economy and society. “
In order to expand educational opportunities, the two institutions have agreed that graduates of the Brookdale Hospitality Management program who completed the associate degree with an accumulated grade point average of 3.0 or higher will automatically be admitted to the Hospitality Business Management undergraduate degree at the University of . to be included in Delaware.
“We are excited to partner with Brookdale to expand the educational opportunities for qualified Brookdale students to advance their bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business Management from the UD,” said Dr. Srikanth Beldona, chairman of the Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management at the UD. “Our hospitality business curriculum is based on business administration, with specialized hospitality courses and experiential learning opportunities in our on-campus learning labs led by professors with extensive industry experience and academic qualifications.”
“Many of our students need a bachelor’s degree to advance in the workplace and UD is keen to further improve our graduates’ management skills,” said Dr. Norah Kerr-McCurry, Dean of the Institute for Economic and Social Sciences. “Our students who choose to move to this four-year institution can accelerate their educational journey through this new arrangement.”
Brookdale students considering a move should complete the UD admissions application after the third semester of their associate degree program. The requirements include 300 hospitality-related working hours. Brookdale offers students the opportunity to secure internships while they are still in school and to network with industry professionals.
UD’s hospitality program is consistently rated as one of the best hospitality programs – big enough to lead and small enough to personally care for each student. They offer a variety of options in the hospitality industry, including a student-run gourmet restaurant, working in a hotel, study abroad opportunities, as well as career fairs and networking events with four-star companies. 97% of Hospitality Business Management graduates at UD are employed or are completing further training.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment in entertainment and sports professions will grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for entertainment and sports professions was $ 47,080 as of May 2020, above the median annual wage for all occupations of $ 41,950.
For more information on this program, contact the UD Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management at [email protected] or at Brookdale, brookdalecc.edu/transfer-resources, brookdale.edu/academic-advising.