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

Hospitality Management, B.S.: 120 units

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The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.

Offered by: The Collins College of Hospitality Management

The college offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management that provides a combination of hospitality management, business, and general education coursework designed to assure that students understand the economic, legal, and social forces that shape the hospitality industry. Major coursework emphasizes qualitative and quantitative analysis, marketing and human resources. The program objectives include team building, unique characteristics of service, guest encounter skills, technology, critical thinking, ethics and leadership. Students work with a faculty mentor to design a series of elective courses to help them focus on individual career goals. Additionally, students learn about the hospitality industry by completing a minimum of 800 required hours of professional work experience prior to graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes of Hospitality Management Undergraduates

Through participation in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities, including professional work experience and networking with our industry partners, Bachelor of Science Graduates of The Collins College of Hospitality Management will develop the competencies necessary to successfully manage in various hospitality organizations. These competencies include:

  • Characteristics of Hospitable Service
    Create favorable guest experiences by using professional service management techniques in a hospitality business environment.
  • Information Literacy
    Locate, assess, and use a wide variety of sources methods, and tools available in a hospitality environment to communicate quantitative, qualitative and/or scientific information in the decision-making process
  • Analytical Thinking
    Make clear and logical decisions by organizing, analyzing, and interpreting information and formulating rational solutions in a hospitality business environment.
  • Teamwork
    Contribute to positive team performance in a hospitality business environment by appraising and managing one’s team-related competencies, in particular, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes considered transportable from one team to another.
  • Leadership
    Model the behaviors of effective, ethical leaders by demonstrating the fundamental principles of leadership in a hospitality business environment.


* On the first day of class for HRT 2020 , HRT 2810L , and HRT 3830L , each student must show and carry a valid Food Protection Management Certification from any of the ANSI-CFP Accreditation Programs accepted by the Los Angeles Department of Environmental Health.

** Professional Work Experience (PWE): A minimum of 800-hours of PWE must be completed and documented by the first day of class in HRT 3410 . The student will complete an approved 800 hours of Professional Work Experience (PWE) in a hospitality industry segment that allows the student to apply classroom knowledge with guided practice. The PWE position will offer a variety of tasks relevant to the student’s career preparation, an opportunity for autonomy, an opportunity to interact with other employees, and an opportunity to engage in management and/or supervisory activities for the employer or host property.

*** For the Food and Beverage Emphasis, the lunch option will require students to take HRT 3830 -01 and HRT 3830L -01 OR HRT 3830 -02 and HRT 3830L -02 concurrently. The dinner option will require students to take HRT 3830 -03 and HRT 3830L -03 OR HRT 3830 -04 and HRT 3830L -04 concurrently.

**** For the Lodging Emphasis, students must complete a minimum 200 hours of hotel/lodging-specific PWE (may be part of overall PWE) by the first day of class in HRT 3930 .

Major Electives: 9 units

Any course taken in the Major Required section may not be used to satisfy a Major Elective (HRT 3040 , HRT 3050 , HRT 3170 , HRT 3930 , HRT 3950 , HRT 4020 HRT 4840 , HRT 4860 , or HRT 4870 ).  Of the 9 units of Major Electives, at least 3 units must be 4000-level HRT elective and up to 3 units may be faculty advisor approved non-HRT course.  If any faculty advisor-approved non-HRT course or the one HRT elective course listed below is used to also satisfy a GE requirement, then the Unretstricted Elective units may increase to more than 3 units.  Every HRT student must earn at least 120 units to satisfy the degree requirements.


HRT 2000 , HRT 2990 , HRT 4000 , and HRT 4990  may be applied to this area; consult with your faculty advisor for further details and petition approval.

*This course does not meet the 4000-level Major Elective requirement.

Unrestricted Electives: 3-6 units

Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from “Major Required”, “Major Elective”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 120 units.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)

At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)

Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


For an alternative and interdisciplinary way to complete some of their GE requirements, students may choose the Interdisciplinary General Education program, see below. 

Interdisciplinary General Education: 18 units

An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, and D available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

GE Area Courses
A2 IGE 1100  and IGE 1200 
Category II students are eligible to enroll in IGE 1100 (Fall) and IGE 1200 (Spring) as a two-course sequence to fulfill GE Area A2. Students who choose this sequence will also satisfy GE Area C2. Category III and IV students need to enroll in English composition courses in the A2 GE course list.
C1 IGE 2350  
C2 IGE 1100 , IGE 1200 , IGE 2150 , or IGE 2250  
C3 IGE 3100  
D1 IGE 2150  or IGE 2250 
Also satisfy American Institutions Part A
D4 IGE 3100  

A single course cannot be double-counted across multiple GE Areas.

revised 07/12/2024

American Institutions: 6 units

Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test

The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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