The hospitality and tourism industry is thriving—in California, the U.S., and around the world. A California State University degree in hospitality and tourism can set you on the path to a highly successful career in this fast-paced, exciting, and rewarding industry.
The CSU has dozens of options for earning a degree in nearly every facet of the hospitality and tourism industry. CSU hospitality students and alumni study and work throughout California and around the world. These students receive incomparable exposure to the hospitality industry, in and out of the classroom.
Explore CSU hospitality degrees by campus or specialty to find the fit that’s right for you.
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The diverse field of hospitality includes wedding planning, meetings, red carpet premieres, sporting events, festivals, conferences, and philanthropic galas in the event management industry.
From directing the kitchen to overseeing dining rooms, food and beverage managers strive to create a memorable dining experience for their guests, while working in a high-energy environment.
While working at a luxury hotel, bed-and-breakfast, or vacation resort, you’ll provide a home-away-from- home experience for travelers.
One of the world’s largest industries, travel and tourism employs one in 11 people in the world with jobs that include travel, lodging, meetings, events, restaurants, cruise ships, and recreation.
Whether you’re a freshman, transfer, or graduate student, you can submit your application to the CSU here.
Learn what it takes to be successful in the hospitality and tourism industry, from accomplished CSU alumni to prominent industry leaders.
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The Hospitality & Tourism Alliance aims to prepare skilled employees to work and succeed in the hospitality industry.
Advisory Council Program Leaders
Explore dozens of industry scholarships that are available to CSU students.