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CWU Programs

Degree Type 
Bachelor of Science
Contact Name 
Carla Jellum
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CWU’s Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management (HTE) program offers opportunities to focus on managerial and supervisory roles in the fields of hospitality, tourism and event management. Degrees from this program lead to creative and dynamic careers, which focus on business operations, marketing, organizational management, communications, planning and sustainability skill sets within HTE. 


Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management graduates pursue careers in the world's largest industry. Professional positions are plentiful and diverse.  

  • Hospitality: Hotel owner, restaurant manager, resort recreation director, sales and marketing professional, entrepreneur and more! 

  • Tourism: Tour operator, destination marketing manager, visitor service provider, marketing manager, business owner, online travel provider, airline industry professional and more! 

  • Events: Convention center manager, event planner, recreation and sports programming coordinator, non-profit fundraising professional, wedding planner and more! 

Why this program 

Established in 1947, this degree program at CWU was the first at a college or university in Washington state. We aim to offer small class sizes, hands-on education, field trip experiences and practical applications within our academic courses. CWU is in a wonderful location, which offers opportunities to engage in HTE programming in both rural and urban environments – such as visiting a busy international airport and then a boutique rural hotel! Our friendly faculty have practical, real-world HTE industry experience and will share local to global perspectives and experiences with you.  

Contact Information 
Carla Jellum
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