BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Units required for Major: 57-59
Total units required for BS: 120

Program Description

Hospitality and tourism are two of California’s fastest growing and most important industries. The BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management allows students flexibility in the selection of courses related to hospitality and tourism management, commercial recreation, and event planning. Curriculum focuses on hotel management, tourism destination marketing, and convention and meeting planning, as well as the basics of entrepreneurial businesses, and the skills needed for working with for-profit, and experience industry agencies (e.g., resorts, ski lodges, conference and meeting facilities, cruise lines, theme parks, destination marketing agencies, spas, clubs, and travel agencies). Local industry professionals from the Sacramento Hotel Association and Visit Sacramento (Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau) work closely with department faculty to give students practical skills associated with internships and jobs in the industry.

Note:

  • Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management are not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement.
  • No more than 6 units of RPTA 198 and RPTA 199 in combination may be used to meet program requirements. No more than 3 units of RPTA 198 may be used to meet major requirements.
  • RPTA 21, RPTA 22, RPTA 100 and RPTA 122 may not be used to meet program requirements.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Grade of "C-" or better required in all courses applied to the major. 

Additional Graduation Requirement

Majors are required to compile and consistently maintain an assessment portfolio. The portfolio is a cumulative collection of individual assignments designed to demonstrate competency in specific areas such as written communication, oral communication, group interaction, research and analysis, and computer literacy. Each competency may be assessed at more than one level (e.g., beginning, advanced) and adequate opportunities for completion of all required demonstrations of competency are available within the required major coursework. Additionally, opportunities for specific competency level demonstrations may be made available in supportive coursework within the major (e.g., RPTA 139,  RPTA 182). In individual course-based assignments, learning outcomes, and competencies are assessed based upon specified criteria. Continuing instructor feedback and self-assessment exercises are intended to create a process that improves learning outcomes, as well as facilitates the student's ability to demonstrate those outcomes and competencies both before and after graduation.

It is the responsibility of the student, in consultation with their portfolio advisor, to maintain the portfolio and to insure that all requirements have been successfully completed prior to graduation. The completed portfolio is presented in RPTA 101 for BS in Recreation Administration: Recreation and Park Management Concentration students, and BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management students.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (16 Units)
RPTA 1Orientation to Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration1
RPTA 30Recreation, Parks and Tourism in Contemporary Society3
RPTA 61Cost Management for Hospitality3
RPTA 80Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism3
RPTA 82Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Law3
RPTA 84Hotel and Lodging Operations3
Required Upper Division Courses (16 Units)
RPTA 101Senior Seminar1
RPTA 105Management in Recreation, Parks and Tourism3
RPTA 106Introduction to Inclusive Recreation and Recreation Therapy3
RPTA 110Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Parks and Tourism3
RPTA 183Marketing Recreation Services3
Select one of the following: 33
Program and Event Planning in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Conference and Meeting Planning
Elective Requirement (15 Units) 1,2
Selective 15 units from the following with approval from major advisor:15
Food Safety and Sanitation
Leadership and Group Development
Program and Event Planning in Recreation, Parks and Tourism 3
Conference and Meeting Planning 3
Leadership and Fundraising for Non-profit Organizations
Volunteer Management in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
Profit and Revenue Management for Hospitality
Travel And Tourism
Hospitality Administration
Advanced Seminar in Commercial Recreation Administration
Gastronomic Tourism
Sacramento Region Craft Beer Industry Tourism
California Wine and Agri-Tourism
Internship Requirement (10-12 Units)
Select from the following for a minimum of 10 units:10 - 12
Partial Internship: Hospitality and Tourism Management
or
Internship: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Total Units57-59

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9-12 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course0 - 3
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development
Area E Course 20
Total Units43-46

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (6 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 20