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General Education Requirements

Most A.A.S. degree programs include 15+ hours of general education credit. Use the following chart to select courses that contribute to both your A.A.S. degree and NIU’s general education requirements. For additional information on general education see the NIU Catalog. For detailed information on course equivalents see the NIU Articulation Tables. It is important to meet with your advisor for guidance in making appropriate course selections.

Core Competencies (12 credit hours)

Subject DuPage Course NIU Course
English (6 Hrs) ENGL 1101 (3) ENGL 103 (3)
ENGL 1102 (3) ENGL 203A (3)

Communications (3 Hrs)

SPCH 1110 (3) COMS 100 (3)

Mathematics (3 Hrs)

MATH 1533 (3) MATH 210 (3)

Knowledge Domain Courses (21 credit hours minimum)

Subject DuPage Course NIU Course

Creative and Critical analysis (6 Hrs)

Select appropriate Humanities courses (6) Two courses from Creative and Critical analysis (6)

Nature and Technology (6 Hrs)

Two Science courses (6)

Two courses from Nature and Technology (6)

Society and Culture (6)

ECON 2202 (3)

ECON 260 (3)

PSYCH 1110 (3)

PSYC 102 (3)

An additional course from Knowledge Domain (3)

An additional course equivalent to a course in knowledge domain (3)

A course from Creative & Critical analysis, Society & Culture, or Nature & Technology (3)

*Consult with an advisor in the College of Health and Human Sciences at NIU (815-753-1891)

Note: NIU General Education Requirements are prepared based on pending publication on the new PLUS General Education.


A.A.S. Degree in a Hospitality Management Area of Study

Up to 30 semesters hours of credit from an approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree may be applied toward the B.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management (NDHM) degree-completion program, with the consent of the department advisor. Students may receive up to 30 hours of cost-free NIU credit in recognition of prior learning completed within an approved A.A.S. program. The following College of DuPage A.A.S. degree has been approved for admission into the B.S.-NDHM program, and for prior learning credit.

Hospitality Management

Note: It is recommended that students complete the following courses as part of the DuPage A.A.S. degree.

DuPage Course NIU Course Equivalent
HOSP 1100 Intro to the hospitality industry (3) HOSP 202 Intro to the Hospitality industry (3)
HOSP 1111 Front office operations (3) HOSP 302 Lodging Operations (3)
HOSP 1112 Hospitality Facility Management (3) HOSP 314 Hospitality Facility Management (3)
CULIN 1120 Foodservice Sanitation (1) NC-See Proficiency
HOSP 1121 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry (3) NC-See Proficiency
HOSP 1140 Quality management of service in hospitality (3) HOSP 316 Hospitality Service (3)
HOSP 2130 Hospitality Industry accounting (3) Adjustment of credit for HOSP 425 (3)
HOSP 2230 Law for the hospitality industry (3) HOSP 303 Hospitality Law (3)
HOSP2203 Professional catering and banquet mgmt. (3) + HOSP 1151 Restaurant service and Sales (2) Adjustment of credit for HOSP 320 Quantity Food Production (4) + Elective (1)
HOSP 2253 Professional Meeting and Event Management (3) NC-See Proficiency
HOSP 2280 Hospitality Marketing Management (3) NC—proficiency waive MKTG 310
HOSP 2285 Advanced Hospitality Operations (3) NC-See Proficiency
HOSP 2862 + 2863 Internship (5) NC-See Proficiency
ACCY 2140 Financial Accounting (4) ACCY 206 Introductory Financial Accounting (3) + Elective (1)
MTH 1635 Statistics(3) STAT 208 Basic Statistics (3)
BUSLW 2205 Legal Environment of Business (3) MGMT 217 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MANAG 2210 Principles of Management (3) ELECTIVE (3) substitute for MGMT 333 (3)
MARKE 1175 Customer Relationship Management (3) ELECTIVE (3) substitute for MKTG 425 (3)

If you have questions about other programs, not listed here, contact the NIU program advisor (above) to review.


Bachelor's Degree-Completion Courses

Bachelor's degree-completion courses (30-31 credit hours) must be taken in hospitality management at NIU:

  • HOSP 411: Yield Management in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 418: Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 426: Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 430: Data Analysis for the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 491: Leadership Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism (2)
  • HOSP 492: Distinguished Speaker Series (1-2)
  • HOSP 495: Internship in Hospitality Management (8)
  • HOSP 498: Prof. Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
  • Two Electives (6 Hrs)
    • HOSP 315: Casino and Gaming Management (3)
    • HOSP 417: Trade Show and Exhibition Management (3)

*Students following this plan will be awarded 24 proficiency credits.

Contact Us

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Lan Li
Professor and Area Coordinator
815-753-6385
lanli@niu.edu 

Family and Consumer Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1543
facs@niu.edu