About Tourism and Hospitality Management
Prepare for a career in the worldwide tourism industry.
Build your future at the intersection of business and tourism with PennWest California’s interdisciplinary tourism and hospitality management degree.
This innovative program gives you a solid foundation in business principles, plus industry-specific hospitality and tourism management skills that can take you anywhere in the world.
PennWest California’s tourism and hospitality program is delivered in a hybrid (on-campus/online) or 100% online format. You’ll learn business basics such as accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and more, while a broad selection of tourism and hospitality courses provide a theoretical framework and equip you to master the service practices essential to success in this dynamic field.
Completing the required 120-hour internship and minor field of study means you’ll graduate with a wealth of experience and an academic portfolio tailored to your interests and abilities. You can expect to finish this bachelor’s degree program in eight semesters, or four academic years.
Why choose a hospitality and tourism degree?
The hospitality and tourism industry offers a wide variety of job opportunities. More than 1 in 10 jobs worldwide are supported by tourism, and the travel industry is ranked No. 7 among the top private industry sectors in the United States.
Tourism is Pennsylvania’s second-largest industry and one of the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s six “key industries” for investment and growth.
Even with the shock event of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the leisure, tourism and hospitality industry is among the fastest-growing in the world.
PennWest California’s program prepares graduates for positions at exciting locations such as attractions, airlines and airports, casinos, convention centers, country clubs, cruise ships, entertainment venues, cultural sites, hotels and resorts, museums, state and national parks, sports stadiums, theme parks and more.