Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services

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Program Description

Any time there's been any type of major economic downturn, L.A. travel and tourism have always been the things that lead to economic recovery and that bring people back to work. -- Adam Burke, President and CEO, L.A. Tourism and Convention Board

Be prepared for the economic recovery and new jobs! The Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services is organized to provide knowledge and skills in the areas of restaurant and lodging, wellness (nutrition and health), revenue and cost controls, human resources, cultural competencies, and customer expectations. This degree is designed to provide leadership opportunities for students interested in a career in the hospitality industry in positions at hotels and resorts, restaurants and contracted food service, meeting and event planning, tourism destinations and attractions, leisure and recreation, airlines, cruises, and other transportation, environmentally sustainable and cultural tourism development, and spa and wellness management. Students may also prepare for graduate study in hospitality management. 

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Who Should Enroll

  • Individuals and working professionals interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year university
  • Individuals interested in pursuing careers in diverse fields such as hotels and resorts, restaurants, meeting and event planning, contracted food operations, parks and recreation, airlines, cruises and other transportation, and spa/wellness centers.
  • Working professionals seeking career advancement

Webinars

Register to view/listen to a live OR prerecorded Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services program webinar here.

Tuition and Fees

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

Financial Assistance

Program Curriculum

Over the span of two years, student cohorts will complete 20 courses for a total of 60-semester units.* The roadmap is as follows:

Fall Year One

Course Number Title Units
HOSP 3100 Emerging Trends in the Hospitality Industry 3
COMM 3890 Intercultural Communications in Civic Contexts 3
NTRS 3510 Adult Nutrition 3
MGMT 3070 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
  Total 12

Spring Year One

Course Number Title Units
HOSP 3102* Restaurant Food, Beverage and Labor 3
NTRS 3120 Cultural Cuisine 3
HOSP 3106 Travel, Tourism and Leisure Services 3
GE UD C (re) TBD 3
  Total 12

Summer Year One

Course Number Title  Units
KIN 3000 Physiological Bases of Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Health 3
HOSP 3104 Hospitality Internship 3
  Total 6

Fall Year Two

Course Number Title  Units
HOSP 3108 Lodging Systems 3
NTRS 4140 Institutional Food Service 3
PH 3110 Introduction to Community Health 3
FST 4790 Professional Interactions and Writing Skills 3
  Total 12

Spring Year Two

Course Number Title Units
HOSP 4102* Hospitality Service Environment 3
NTRS 4340 Food Service Management 3
MGMT 4400 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 4108 High-Performance Management 3
  Total 12

Summer Year Two

Course Number Title  Units

HOSP 3104

Hospitality Internship

1
HOSP 4100 Meeting and Event Planning Services 2
HOSP 4104 Hospitality Capstone 3
  Total 6

*Note: Students interested in applying to the B.S. in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services program at Cal State LA Downtown are strongly encouraged to complete ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting (a prerequisite for Restaurant Food, Beverage, and Labor) and C-ID ACCT 150 – Hospitality Law or FIN 2050 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business I (a prerequisite for Hospitality Service Environment) at their local community college before starting the program. These courses will NOT be offered at Cal State LA Downtown and must be taken at your local community college.

In order to successfully complete the program, ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting and C-ID ACCT 150 – Hospitality Law or FIN 2050 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business I must be completed prior to the student finishing all of the B.S. in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services coursework. 

Admissions

To be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services, students must meet the minimum requirements below.

  • Complete 60 transferable semester units or 90 transferable quarter units.
  • Complete a minimum of 30-semester units or 45 quarter units in courses approved to meet CSU General Education (GE) requirements.
  • Complete with a grade of 'C-' or better the CSU GE requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.
  • Have a minimum, overall college GPA of 2.00 or higher in all transferable college course work attempted.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended in a regular session.

Academic Advisement

If you would like to schedule an advisement appointment to discuss this program, please email Victor Iglesias or call 213-358-6570. Also, please read our Student Services web page for more information about how Cal State LA Downtown Academic Advisement is able to support and work with you.

To Apply/Application Deadline

Apply for Fall 2023

Program Deadlines Application

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services

Online Application Opens: October 1, 2022

Application Deadline: 
 March 15, 2023

Transcript Deadline:
April 15, 2023

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5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


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Contact

For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or call (323) 343-4915.