About Us


Hospitality, recreation and tourism (and related fields) are some of the fastest growing global industries. This field includes such specializations as: restaurant and food service; lodging; tourism and travel; meetings and events; community recreation, sports, and aquatics programs; natural resource management; and recreation therapy programs. Employment opportunities are available throughout California, the United States and internationally working for government, profit, and non-profit organizations. Great opportunity for advancement within the field to management positions.

The Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Department at CSU East Bay prepares students to graduate as leaders in the field of hospitality, recreation, and tourism management as well as recreation therapy. Students, through experiential learning, apply their knowledge to seek and develop sustainable solutions that make a difference in the world. For more information click here.

Why HRT at CSU East Bay?

  • Our program provides opportunities for 4-year, transfer, international, and non-traditional students.
  • Courses are offered in a variety of formats including online, in-person, and hybrid to accommodate full-time, part-time, and online-only students. Many students work full-time while enrolled in the program. Are you wondering if online is right for you? This resource provides some great insight into online programs. http://www.csueastbay.edu/online/is-online-right-for-me/
  • Throughout their college career, students develop a portfolio of educational experiences that will enhance their resumes and marketability as they seek positions in their chosen segment of the Hospitality/Recreation/Tourism industries.
  • Learning occurs through both experiential learning and practical theoretical application. Experiential learning experiences include course projects, event planning, tours, site visits, service learning, and internship experiences.
  • The program supports the development of students’ leadership, communication, technical, data-driven decision-making, and critical thinking skills through immersion in the industry-relevant curriculum.
  • Passionate faculty with education and experience in the field are student-centered and committed to student learning and success.
  • Graduates enjoy opportunities for career advancement, contribute to the quality of life of participants, interact with various cultures, and increase the positive impact of the recreation industry.