B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism

A degree in Hospitality and Tourism provides our students with the knowledge they need about the industry, people, and management. Combined with work experience, this preparation will provide many opportunities in companies around the world. The industry is looking for smart, dedicated people to help lead their growth in this booming environment.
 
This program focuses on the people skills, problem solving skills, and creativity needed to be an excellent hospitality professional. Understanding why people are seeking "the good life" is critical to delivering superior services that bring the guest back for return visits. We want to instill that "can do attitude" employers are seeking. This major is great for anyone seeking a non-routine career that features variety, complexity and excitement.

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The Hayward Promise Neighborhood Day of Service at Park Elementary School led by Hospitality and Tourism Program faculty and students.  Students were part of a large group of school and community members participating in a Day of Service at Park Elementary, one of six schools that are a part of the Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN) initiative. HPN, now in its third year, was among the first five in the nation to receive one of President Obama’s Promise Neighborhood grants. The U.S. Department of Education’s investment of $25 million over five years provides an amazing opportunity to make long-lasting changes that will improve the educational outcomes and lives of all Hayward Promise Neighborhood residents. HPN specifically focuses on the “Jackson Triangle” neighborhood bounded by Jackson Street, Harder Road, and Whitman Street and the students who attend Park and Harder elementary schools, Winton and Cesar Chavez middle schools, and Hayward and Tennyson high schools. California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) leads the Hayward Promise Neighborhood initiative in collaboration with a wide range of local educators, government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations. 

Faculty gained important insights for changes needed to improve student learning through participation in assessment pilot studies using Blackboard Outcomes in 2013-14.  Fundraising efforts and connections with alumni were strengthened with the 50th Anniversary celebration of the department in Fall 2013.  Over the past few years, four faculty members have been tenured and promoted.  One new tenure track faculty member will start in Fall 2014 and one in Fall 2015, which will help address the imbalance between FTEs taught by lecturers (70%) and tenure track faculty (30%).  A part-time academic advisor is being hired, in addition to the two currently serving both Kinesiology and HRT.  The new academic advisor will focus specifically on HRT online students to better meet the needs of those students.  Faculty members continue to actively engage in research, publication, presentations and community service.

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