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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management BS, Event Management Specialization

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The event management specialization prepares students for positions in special events coordination and operation, lodging sales and marketing, convention centers, destination marketing organizations, tourism planning, recreation and sports centers, and many others.

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.

Admission Requirements
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).

Program Requirements
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.

Event Management Specialization

Total Credits: 84

College and Department Information

Hospitality, Tourism, Event, and Wine Management Program  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

Program Codes
Major plan codes: HTE, HTEP
Specialization plan code: EVMA, EVMAP


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