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Resort and Lodging Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chico, CA, United States
The goal of the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management is to prepare ethical and competent professionals in service industries including recreation, parks, tourism, events, and hospitality. The Resort and Lodging Management program is offered at California State University Chico.
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Overview

The department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees at California State University Chico,  as well as minors in Recreation Administration and Tourism. The department offers five distinct degree options: Commercial and Community Recreation and Tourism, Event Management, Parks and Natural Resources Management, Resort and Lodging Management, and Recreation Therapy.

Department courses cover the following areas: principles, philosophies, values, and foundations of recreation; leadership and supervision; organization and management; human behavior; recreation for diverse populations; recreation resources, motivation and promotion; business and finance; applied research; environmental influences; and career opportunities ad requirements. In addition, many courses provide hands-on learning opportunities to complement class material.

The department provides numerous opportunities for experiential learning throughout its curriculum. Our Field School program in addition to several courses all offer majors and non-majors for-credit service learning opportunities in areas including, event management, sustainable tourism, natural resource management, and environmental issues. Students complete full-time internships with public recreation agencies, private or commercial recreation businesses, hotel and resorts, event management companies, recreation therapy programs, or parks and natural resource-related agencies.

The Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management is one of the largest and most respected programs of its kind in the nation. The Resort and Lodging Management program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The diverse and dedicated faculty strive to ensure the best professional education for program majors, minors, and graduate students. Interested students are encouraged to work with faculty on a wide variety of projects.

Mission

Students will acquire the latest methods and techniques, as well as a profound understanding of the philosophical and historical foundations, of these industries. Students will learn to be inquisitive and receptive to varying points of view, proficient in a broad spectrum of managerial technology tools, skilled in communication and problem-solving, knowledgeable about sustainable management, and motivated to positively impact their communities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Hospitality Industry Introduction
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Resort/Lodging Management
  • Resort/Lodging Planning and Development
  • Resort/Lodging Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    47

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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