Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science

Live and learn hospitality in the heart of California’s tourism industry.

Earn a degree outside of the classroom—the Hospitality and Tourism Management major combines a business curriculum with real world experiences.

The Curriculum
Start your journey

In this major, you’ll be prepared for a career in any public sector that involves hospitality, including hotel administration, tourism, food service management and customer service. Developed in partnership with leading industry professionals, you'll complete a core managerial program to develop a range of skills in operations, finance, facilities, human resources, ethics, and marketing.

Your last year in the program will focus on advanced hospitality management topics. These include Quality Systems (ensuring health, safety, and consistent quality of delivery), Business Strategy, and an Executive Roundtable, offering students the opportunity to network with local, regional, and global executives in the industry. Click here to view a sample 4-year major plan.

Get hands-on experience

You’ll gain practical knowledge through active learning, interaction with industry, and applied projects. You will also complete one or more internships, working at organizations in the hospitality industry ranging from restaurant chains to international hotel properties.

Some companies you may work with include The Cheesecake Factory, Crystal Cruises, Disney, Four Seasons, and Hilton. This combination gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skills in and potentially even secure a job before you graduate!

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of hospitality professionals who serve as advisors to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and faculty. Focusing on program improvements, developing experiential learning opportunities, and promoting close cooperation among the community, they support the program on a wide range of activities involving students, faculty and alumni.

Your Future

 Graduates will have opportunities for rewarding careers in the very robust hospitality and tourism industry. 

Our alumni work for:
  • AmaWaterways
  • Caruso Affiliated
  • Command Performance Catering
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Fox Hotels Partners
  • Marriott
  • Pleasant Travel
  • Princess Cruises
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Town and Country Travel
  • Visit Conejo Valley
  • Westlake Village Inn
Career paths:
  • Hotel/Resort/Vacation Ownership Management
  • Convention Sales
  • Event Coordination
  • Destination Marketing
  • Wedding Planning
  • Restaurant Management
  • Real Estate Property Management
  • Food and Beverage Service Management
  • Food and Beverage Cost Accountant
  • Nightclub Management
  • Golf Course Management
  • Senior Living Facility Management

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

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