Feb 25, 2024
The hospitality management specialization prepares students for entry-level supervisory and managerial positions within hotels, restaurants and the service industry. In addition, entrepreneurial skills are developed for those interested in starting their own business.
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Core
The Hospitality, Tourism and Event Program (HTE) prepares students for positions in one of the top three industries in Washington State and the world’s number-one industry. Professional positions are numerous. This degree prepares graduates for professional positions including: hotelier, recreation coordinator, tourism operator, front office and training manager, director of youth programs, guest services manager, winery marketer, general manager, event and meeting planner, entrepreneur, among others.
To be admitted to a major or minor in hospitality, tourism and event management, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (or be a first-year or transfer student with no CWU GPA).
A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each course counted toward fulfilling major and minor requirements.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate effective written and verbal communication as it applies to the HTE industry;
- discuss the principles of sustainability and their relevance to HTE;
- effectively develop comprehensive projects and activities in a group setting; and
- apply problem solving and critical thinking techniques to HTE industry issues.
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Core Requirements
Hospitality Management Specialization
Required Courses Credits: 35
Department-Approved Electives Credits: 7
Students may take any HTE courses that are not part of the core or specialization to fulfill this requirement or from approved elective list.
Total Specialization Credits: 42