Lexington College grants a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Hospitality Management and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Hospitality Management. Students pursuing the BAS degree have the opportunity to specialize in the following areas: Hotel & Lodging Management, Restaurant & Foodservice Management, Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, Gastronomy: Food & Culture, Event Planning, Travel & Tourism, Catering Management, Health Care & Wellness, Nutritional Studies, and Family & Home Management. Lexington's academic calendar is divided into two semesters, spring and fall. Limited summer courses are offered pending enrollment. For the current course schedule, click here.
The curriculum offered at Lexington College prepares students for professional careers in the hospitality industry. College courses foster critical thinking, reasoning, intellectual curiosity, a knowledge of culture, and an understanding of diversity. These courses equip students with skills and ways of thinking that facilitate life long learning and good habits of integrity and service that will allow them to achieve in management and leadership positions in their workplace and community.
Graduation requirements for Lexington College students include the completion of two internships for the bachelor's degree and one internship for the associate's degree. In addition, a graduation portfolio is submitted. Portions of the portfolio are part of individual courses during the student's academic progress with the cumulative project due the last semester before graduation.
For many students, financing a college education is a serious concern. Lexington assists students by offering Lexington College scholarships, by administering any state and federal funds for which students qualify, and by administering grants funded by industry and professional organizations. Student loans are also available. After enrolling at Lexington, some students find they need additional help in their courses in order to achieve academic success. Lexington makes tutoring available for these students to provide them with the extra push for success. And all Lexington students are invited to participate in varied student life programs of extracurricular activities.
Each Lexington student is required to maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above during her college years. Lexington's grade policies clearly explain the value for each grade earned. Transfer students are also required to hold a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above upon enrolling at Lexington. Credits earned at another accredited college or university will be evaluated at the time of admissions. Lexington College accepts transfer credits and evaluates each student's transcript to determine credit.
The Lexington College Library is a rich resource for research, information for assigned projects, and independent study both for faculty and students.