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Welcome to the Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism!

Solution Oriented · Experience Driven · Transformation Focused

Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism are amongst the largest industries and employers worldwide. Their size and impact provide for a wealth of employment opportunities in meeting and event planning and management, food and beverage management, lodging, resort and club management, travel and tourism management, recreation management, outdoor recreation, and recreation therapy.

The Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism provides programs with a curriculum that offers experiential learning, industry-relevant coursework, and dedicated faculty mentorship to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical expertise necessary to thrive and lead in these dynamic, growing, and exciting industries.

The CSUEB Hospitality, Recreation, & Tourism (HRT) department is the only one that offers a fully online degree completion across the 15 CSU HRT programs.

In 2023, of the 517,000 new jobs in America, nearly a quarter were in leisure and hospitality--making HRT the hottest current job sector.

We are an award winning program! OnlineU ranked us #2 among the 2024 Best Online Hospitality Management Degrees.

Why HRT at Cal State East Bay?

Your Success is Our Priority

Program Features and Benefits



FLEXIBILITY Courses are offered online, hybrid, and in-person.
ONLINE Asynchronous online course options afford you the ability to work part-time to full-time while completing your degree without coming to campus for classes.
DEDICATED SUPPORT Industry-experienced and knowledgeable faculty and advisors are ready to mentor and guide you along your educational journey to assist you in succeeding.
EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION Experiential education is at the heart of our program where you are able to apply what you have learned directly to your current or future career.
ADVANCEMENT The program is designed to assist you in advancing in supervisory and/or managerial roles in your chosen career.
OPPORTUNITIES The program offers you opportunities to attend and participate in regional, state, national, and international conferences sponsored by the HRT department.
MEMBERSHIPS The program has memberships in industry associations that provide information, materials, and scholarship opportunities to you to supplement your education.
CONNECTIONS The program maintains industry connections with local, regional, state, national, and international employers which assist you in obtaining internships as well as career opportunities upon graduation.

Career Paths

Envision Your Future

As one of the largest employers in the world, HRT covers a wide range of career paths. These include but are not limited to:

Potential Careers in HRT





Director, Planner, Coordinator:

· Event
· Meeting
· Wedding

Director, Manager, Coordinator:

· Banquet
· Convention
· Sales
· Hospitality

Director, Manager, Supervisor:

· Food & Beverage
· Restaurant
· Catering
· Kitchen
· Dining Room
· Marketing & Retail
· Guest Experience

Director, Manager, Supervisor:

· Airline
· Cruise
· Club
· Convention
· Hotel & Resort
· Housekeeping
· Guest Relations & Service

· Camp & Sports
· Health and Wellness
· Parks & Recreation
· Recreation Therapy
· Senior Services
· Recovery & Rehabilitation
· Sustainability
· Youth Development

Transfer Opportunities

You'll Love being a Pioneer

Our department is proud to welcome students from over 60 California Community Colleges, ensuring a seamless transition and providing diverse educational opportunities. We invite you to experience the HRT difference! Apply for transfer today.

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Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
PE 130
Hayward, CA 94542

Phone: (510) 885-3043
Fax: (510) 885-2423