Hospitality Management, Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer degree program prepares students for transfer to the CSU system for advanced study to pursue a baccalaureate degree. This program is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge to help them become successful leaders within the hospitality industry. The program is also a direct link to the Sustainable Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree at CSUMB. Students must complete the Associate Degree for Transfer requirements to earn the AS-T degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Accurately assess knowledge, skills, and abilities in relationship to their educational, career, and/or personal goals.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to hospitality-related scenarios.
  • Apply knowledge of hospitality and sustainable business to the creation and achievement of a successful career in the hospitality field.

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
HOSP 51Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 13
Select three courses from the following:9
Principles of Economics: Micro
Culinary Foundations I 1
Introduction to Food and Beverage Management 1
Sanitation, Safety, Equipment 1
Hospitality Cost Control 1
Select two courses from the following:6-8
Any List A course not already selected
Financial Accounting
Business Law
Elementary Statistics
Additional Requirements40-42
Complete CSU General Education or IGETC pattern and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 transferable units.
Total Units60

Does not transfer to UC.

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
College Composition
or College Composition: Enhanced
MATH 16 Elementary Statistics 4
HOSP 51 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
CSU GE Area C2 (US-1 Course Recommended) 3
Elective (LIBR 50 or COUN 10 Recommended) 1
ENGL 2 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking 3
ECON 4 Principles of Economics: Micro 3
Major List A 3
CSU GE Area F (US-2 & US-3 Course Recommended) 3
Electives (CSU/UC Transferable) 3
Year 2
Public Speaking
or Small Group Communication
or Interpersonal Communication
Financial Accounting
or Business Law
CSU GE Area B1 3
CSU GE Area B3 1
CSU GE Area D 3
Electives (CSU/UC Transferable) 3
Major List A 3
CSU GE Area B2 3
CSU GE Area C1 3
CSU GE Area C1 or C2 3
CSU GE Area E 3
 Total Units60
A Degree With a Guarantee - Associate Degree for Transfer

MPC transfer programs are designed to enable students to complete lower-division requirements in preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution.

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to California State University (CSU) system for any community college student who earns an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), although not to a particular campus or major. Upon transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), students will be required to complete no more than 60 upper-division units to earn a bachelor’s degree in a same or similar major (unless designated as a “high-unit” major).

The following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements must be completed to earn the AA-T or AS-T degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units;
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework (while a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA);
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units as detailed in the Major Requirements;
  4. Completion of all courses in the major with a grade of C or better (or a “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass/No Pass” basis);
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss transfer pathways and specific university admission requirements. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.