Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science

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

With this ACBSP-accredited program, students earn a management degree and acquire skills and experiences central to a successful career in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry through a well-designed sequence of specialize business courses, integrated experiential learning.

The Curriculum
Start your journey

In this major, you’ll prepare for a wide range of roles within the hospitality and tourism industry, including but not limited to destination management and marketing, event management, lodging management, and travel trade marketing. Developed in partnership with leading industry professionals, you’ll complete a set of courses that provide well-rounded management skills that are transferrable and applicable to any sector of the industry.

Your ideal plan

This major includes managerial courses while also providing flexibility for you to pursue your passion for a specific pathway within the industry. You will develop a range of skills which include managing operations, finances, human resources, and marketing.

If you are a transfer student, we have partnered with local community colleges offering hospitality related courses, to help facilitate transferring credits. Our faculty and admissions counselors will work with you on making the transition to Cal Lutheran easy.

Get hands-on experience

You’ll sharpen you skills through experiential learning by engaging with industry partners on projects or initiatives which expose you to the dynamic roles in the industry, giving you resume-worthy experience and inspiring your career path. You will complete one or more hands-on projects, working with potential employers in the hospitality industry before you graduate, from local hotel properties, tourism boards or city tourism officials, restaurant chains and event developers.

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.

Steven Dorfman Scholarship

Awarded to first-year applicants for admission, the Steven Dorfman Scholarship covers 75% to 100% of tuition, and is awarded to selected students through our Honors Day program. Learn more

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The Experience

As a river cruise company, we create unforgettable experiences for our customers. We wouldn‘t be successful without having the best employees. We are therefore proud to support Cal Lutheran‘s program in Hospitality Management and Tourism, which educates the next generation of talented and committed leaders for our industry.

Kristin Karst, CEO and Co-Founder, AmaWaterways
Rudi Schreiner, President and Co-Founder, AmaWaterways

Our ability to discover talented and dedicated leaders allows Four Seasons to uphold its reputation for being a great place to work. As a recruiter, one of the highlights of my job is visiting the students in Cal Lutheran's Hospitality Management and Tourism program. Together, the students and I build connections that lead to mentoring and employment opportunities within our organization.

Monica Guzman
Assistant Director of People & Culture
Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts
Your Future

Graduates generally find rewarding management career paths in the dynamic and exciting hospitality and tourism industry in the following areas:

Our alumni work for:
  • Cruise Line Operators
  • Domestic and International Hotel Chains or Resorts
  • Theme Parks
  • Tourism Associations
  • Tourism Boards
  • Travel Trade/Travel Intermediaries
  • Restaurant Chains
Career paths:
  • Convention Sales and Marketing
  • Destination Marketing and Management
  • Event Development and Management
  • Hotel & Resort Operations Management
  • Club/Vacation Ownership Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Senior Lodging Management

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

More Career Outcomes

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