B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism



Fall 2024

Application Open

October, 2023

Course Duration

4 years

Degree conferred



The Hospitality and Tourism program provides students with the knowledge they need about the various industry sectors such as restaurants/food services, hotels/resorts, special events/meeting planning, and other tourism businesses. Students who wish to add another area of specialization may elect a minor in other fields such as accounting and finance, marketing and entrepreneurship, management, and others.

Our program also provides individuals with skills related to leadership, communication, technology, research, and problem solving along with the creativity they need to be excellent professionals. Combined with work experience, this preparation enables graduates to access enormous professional opportunities in hospitality and tourism companies in the San Francisco Bay area, a highly ranked tourist destination and a major provider of hospitality and tourism services and employment opportunities, and around the world.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism from Cal State East Bay will:

  1. Explain effective and sustainable solutions based on evidence to address challenges faced in the provision of lodging, food services, travel and event management.
  2. Identify effective leadership and teamwork strategies, management skills, methods to evaluate service quality and meet consumer needs in hospitality and tourism.
  3. Articulate clearly in both written and oral formats the ethical, philosophical, historical, and administrative foundations of the hospitality and tourism industries.
  4. Identify techniques that contribute to a culture of dignity and respect in the hospitality and tourism profession.
Potential Careers

Potential Careers

Meetings and Events

• Banquet Management • Convention Sales Management • Conventions Services Management • Meeting Planner • Event Coordinator • Events Supervisor • Wedding Planner • Event Planner • Meeting Coordinator

Restaurant/Food Service

• Food and Beverage Management • Restaurant Management • Catering Management • Resort/Hotel Food Services Management • Beverage Management • Kitchen Management • Dining Room Management


• Rooms Division Management • Room Reservations Management • Front Desk Management • Front Office Management • Night Auditor Supervisor • Executive Housekeeper • Housekeeping Management • Employee Services Coordinator • Guest Relations Management • Guest Services Management 


• Convention Sales Management • Convention Services Management • Meeting Planner • Event Coordinator • Convention and Visitors Bureau Management • Cruise Director • Cruise Ship Coordinator • Airline Management

CSU Hospitality and Tourism program strives to meet the needs and wants of hospitality and tourism leaders who seek smart, human-driven, quality, practical-oriented and dedicated individuals to help lead the growth of this dynamic industry. Graduates have a career in a field characterized as non-routine and exciting. They enjoy opportunities for career advancements, contribute to others’ quality of life, travel, and meet individuals from around the world.

Program Roadmaps

These program roadmaps represent recommended pathways through the program. Please see an advisor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs.

Students who transfer into the program must have their courses evaluated to ensure the maximum transfer courses and credits/units are applied. The following ADT documents are utilized to evaluate each student's transcripts.

2-Year ADT Roadmaps

Degree Requirements Unit-Outline

  • A baccalaureate of science degree requires a total of 120 units:
    • The major requirements consist of 60 units;
    • General Education (GE) & Graduation Requirements (GR) consists of 57 units;
    • Free Electives may consist of 0 units (the actual number of free elective units may depend on GE/GR units).

Note: It may be possible to double-count units within the graduation requirements or a course may satisfy both a graduation requirement and a major requirement. Students should contact their program and AACE advisors for information.

For all Freshmen

Please find information on How to Apply Here

For all Transfer Students

Please find information on How to Apply Here

To contact Department email: hrt@csueastbay.edu

To contact advisors email: hrtkin.advisors@csueastbay.edu

"The California State University of East Bay, hospitality program has transformed my career path in hospitality and tourism management. The program offers full-time employed students a flexible schedule to attend courses online. In addition, the program provides a wide selection of hospitality and tourism courses, many useful resources, well instructured classes which include networking with others, and an incredibly knowledgeable staff."

~Alexander Heredia

"I am so glad I was able to switch my major to Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism. Our department has the best supportive system. We have great teachers and counselors who are willing to help students any way they can. They strive for us to succeed in school and help us pursue the career that we want."

~Tiffany Tsang