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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services Program at Cal State LA Downtown 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 Apply?

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services is designed for;

  • 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.

Information Sessions

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Tuition/Fees/Financial Assistance

The per unit cost for the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services Program is $425.

The total program cost is $25,000.

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Program Prerequisites

Students interested in applying to the Bachelor of Science 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. All these courses must be completed prior to the student completing the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services Program coursework.

Program Curriculum

Over the span of two years, student cohorts will complete 20 courses for a total of 60 semester units.

Fall Semester Year One

HOSP 3100: Emerging Trends in Hospitality - 3 units
COMM 3890: Intercultural Communications in Civic Concepts - 3 units
NTRS 3510: Adult Nutrition - 3 units
MGMT 3070: Management and Organizational Behavior - 3 units
 

Spring Semester Year One

HOSP 3102: Restaurant Food, Beverage and Labor - 3 units
NTRS 3120: Cultural Cuisine - 3 units
HOSP 3106: Travel, Tourism and Leisure Services - 3 units
GE UD (re): TBD - 3 units
 

Summer Session Year One

KIN 3000: Physiological Bases of Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Health - 3 units
HOSP 3104: Hospitality Internship - 3 units
 

Fall Semester Year Two

HOSP 3108: Lodging Systems - 3 units
NTRS 4140: Institutional Food Service - 3 units
PH 3110: Introduction to Community Health - 3 units
FST 4790: Professional Interactions and Writing Skills - 3 units
 

Spring Semester Year Two

HOSP 4102: Hospitality Service Environment - 3 units
NTRS 4340: Food Service Management - 3 units
MGMT 4400: Strategic Human Resources Management - 3 units
MGMT 4108: High-Performance Management - 3 units
 

Summer Session Year Two

HOSP 3104: Hospitality Internship - 3 units
HOSP 4100: Meeting and Event Planning Services - 3 units
HOSP 4104: Hospitality Capstone - 3 units

Admissions

To be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services Program, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 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.

To Apply/Application Deadline

Application deadlines for the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services Program

Fall 2023 Admission

Online Application Opens: October 1, 2022
Application deadline: March 15, 2023
Transcript deadline: April 7, 2023

Mail transcripts to:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
 
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Contact

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services Program, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or call (323) 343-4915.

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