DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITALITY, RECREATION & TOURISM
California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA www.csueastbay.edu/hrt
The Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Department at CSU East Bay prepares students to graduate as leaders in the field of hospitality, recreation, recreation therapy, and tourism management. Students, through experiential learning, apply their knowledge to seek and develop sustainable solutions that make a difference in the lives of those they serve.
The programs provide opportunities for 4-year, transfer, international, and non-traditional students and offer two undergraduate degrees along with a selection of concentrations, two minors, and an online Graduate degree. 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. 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.
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT – Major and Minor
The Hospitality and Tourism Management program prepares students for entry-level supervisory and management positions in industries including restaurants/foodservice, lodging, event management, and other hospitality and tourism businesses. Three concentrations are offered for students including Event Planning and Management, Food and Beverage Management, and Lodging, Resort and Club Management. Graduates are employed both locally, nationally, and internationally.
RECREATION MANAGEMENT – Major and Minor
The Recreation Management Program prepares students as leaders in the fields of recreation management. Concentrations include Sustainability, Youth Development Programming, and Recreation Therapy. Graduates are employed at for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental organizations throughout California, the United States, and internationally in the fields of:
- Recreation Therapy
- Outdoor Recreation
- Special Events
- Youth Development