Bachelor of Science in Hospitality in Downtown LA*

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality in Downtown LA

Program Description:

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown in one of Southern California’s fastest growing leisure and business travel markets, the Bachelor of Science program in Hospitality combines quality education with hands-on training to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in multiple capacities within the hospitality industry. The program takes advantage of the burgeoning industry that surrounds it, lending to optimized student learning and professional preparation.

The curriculum is organized into four coursework blocks that address the industry’s critical sectors, preparing candidates for careers in restaurants, catering operations, corporate food services, dining, theme parks, travel and tourism, and hotel food and beverage outlets. Practicum based in Downtown Los Angeles enables students to gain professional competencies that enhance their culinary, human resources development, revenue and cost controls, leisure planning, and service style skill sets.

Note: Students will be in a cohort taking a full course load of 15 units. Courses are expected to be offered once per week in late mornings Monday - Friday.

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Who Should Enroll?

This program is ideal for:
  • Individuals who are seeking career opportunities and advancement in the hospitality field including food service, hotel and lodging, travel, and tourism.
  • Those who have completed community college and professionals in career transition with adequate lower division degree preparation.

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Unit $425
Total Program Cost $25,500

Financial Assistance

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities for this program.


To be considered for admission into the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs, applicants must be considered an “upper-division transfer student.”

Applicants who have completed 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units of college coursework are considered upper-division transfer students. Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the college or university offering the courses and accepted as such by the campus to which the applicant seeks admission. Most commonly, college level credits earned from an institution of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting agency are accepted for transfer to campuses of the CSU.

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for upper-division transfer admission if they meet the following requirements. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be denied admission:
  • Complete at least 60 transferrable semester (90 quarter) units, including the necessary coursework to fulfill Cal State LA’s lower-division General Education requirements.
  • Earn grades of “C” or better in college-level English Composition, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and college-level Mathematics courses.
  • Have an overall minimum transferrable college grade point average of at least 2.0.
  • Be in good standing and eligible to re-enroll at your last college or university attended.
  • Regardless of residency, applicants have not attended a high school/secondary level education institution where English was the principal language of instruction for at least three years full time, or have not completed a transferable college-level English Composition course from a United States post-secondary institution, with a grade of 'C' or better, you must obtain a minimum English Language Proficiency Exam score.
  • F-1 student visas are not available to study in this program.

Transferring courses from a California Community College: Applicants who completed coursework at California community colleges are strongly urged to complete a GE Certification Plan and/or consult with their college transfer counselor regarding meeting the California State University (CSU) admission requirements for upper-division transfer admission. “Certification” is the official notification from a California community college or another CSU campus that a transfer student has completed courses fulfilling lower-division General Education requirements.

Students may transfer a maximum of 70 semester units. If you have additional units, you may not receive unit credit, but course credit may still be offered.

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For Students Who Are Not GE Certified or Do Not Possess an AA-T or AS-T Degree: Verification that prior coursework fulfills Cal State LA’s lower-division General Education requirements will not officially be made until the conclusion of students’ first semester. Please note that students who are found to be missing General Education requirements during this verification process must complete all missing GE coursework at a Community College or other institution before they can earn the baccalaureate degree. Please contact us at if you’d like to speak to someone for an unofficial evaluation of your prior college coursework.

Important Note: Students pursuing their degree on Cal State LA’s Main Campus may not take courses at Cal State LA Downtown as part of their degree program. Only students admitted to programs offered in Downtown may attend courses at Cal State LA Downtown after paying all required fees. Current Cal State LA students are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA Downtown in addition to their degree, but additional fees will apply. Programs offered at Cal State LA Downtown are not transferable to Cal State LA's Main Campus. Students admitted to a program at Cal State LA Downtown are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA's Main Campus, but an additional application is required.

To Apply/Application Deadline

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality program is currently under development. Please join our interest list to receive updates on application windows and deadlines once they are ava.


Please submit all Official Transcripts to:

Cal State LA – B.S. Hospitality
5151 State University Drive, GE Rm. 220B
Los Angeles, CA 90032

*Program subject to University and Chancellor’s Office approval.