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


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Tuition and Fees

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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
HOSP 3104 Hospitality Internship 0-4
  Total 12-16

Spring Year One

Course Number Title Units
KIN 3000 Physiological Bases of Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Health 3
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
HOSP 3104 Hospitality Internship 0-4
  Total 15-19

Fall Year Two

Course Number Title  Units
HOSP 3108 Lodging Systems 3
NTRS 4140 Institutional Food Service 3
HOSP 4100 Meeting and Event Planning Services 2
PH 3110 Introduction to Community Health 3
FST 4790 Professional Interactions and Writing Skills 3
HOSP 3104 Hospitality Internship 0-4
  Total 14-18

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
HOSP 4104 Hospitality Capstone 3
HOSP 3104 Hospitality Internship 0-4
  Total 15-19

*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. 


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.

Of the 60 units required for the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Studies program, the major requires 48 units while the General Education program and other universities require 12 units total. Competence in accounting and law through prerequisites of ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting and C-ID ACCT 150 – Hospitality Law or FIN 2050 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business I are required.

It is strongly suggested that California Community College students interested in pursuing an AS-T in Hospitality Management meet with a counselor and pay particular attention to and make sure they are on track in meeting the specific requirements of their preferred CSU Hospitality Management Program.

Successful completion of the major requires a minimum C (2.0) overall grade point average for the major. All 12 units of upper-division course work that fulfills major requirements must be taken in residence.

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

Program Deadlines Application

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services

Fall 2021 Application Opens: 

       October 1, 2021

Application Deadline: 
 March 15, 2022

Transcript Deadline:
April 15, 2022

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