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Hospitality Management Bachelor's Completion Pathway (Harper College)

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 Harper Course NIU Course
English (6 Hrs) ENG 101 (3) ENGL 103 (3)
ENG 102 (3) ENGL 203A (3)

Communications (3 Hrs)

SPE 101 (3) COMS 100 (3)

Mathematics (3 Hrs)

MATH 124 (3) or MATH 134 (3) MATH 210 (3)

Knowledge Domain Courses (21 credit hour minimum)

Subject Harper Course NIU Course

Creative and Critical analysis (6 Hrs)

*Select appropriate Humanities course (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)

ECO 211 (3)

ECON 260 (3)

PSY 101 (3)

PSYC 102 (3)

An additional course from Knowledge Domain (3)

PED 203 (3)

PHHE 206 (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 & 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 Harper College 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 Harper A.A.S. degree: FSM 110, 111, 113, 115, 120, 210, 212, 214, 215, 220, and 230.

Harper Course NIU Course Equivalent

CIS 100 Computer Fundamentals (3)

Elective (3)

FSM 109 Intro to Food Prep

Production (4)

NC-Proficiency

FSM 110 Advanced Quantity Culinary Arts (4)

HOSP 320 Quantity Food Production (4)

FSM 111 Intro to the Hospitality

Industry (3)

HOSP 202 Intro to Hospitality (3)

FSM 113 Dining Room Operations (3) + FSM115 Menu Planning (3)

HOSP 304 Food & Beverage

Operations (3) + Elective (3)

FSM 114 Food Standards and

Sanitation (2)

NC-Proficiency

FSM 120 Front Office Operations(3)*

HOSP 302 Lodging Operations (3)

FSM 210 Hospitality Facility Management (3)*

HOSP 314 Hospitality Facility Management (3)

FSM 211 Purchasing and Storage (3)

NC-Proficiency

FSM 212 Hospitality Supervision(3)

NC-Proficiency waive HOSP 316

FSM 220 Hospitality Promotion (3)

FSM 213 Seminar and Internship (3)

NC-Proficiency

FSM 214 Hospitality Operations Analysis (3)

Adjustment of credit for HOSP 425 (3)

FSM 230 Hospitality Law and Risk Management (3)

HOSP 303 Hospitality Law (3)

FSM 299 Topics in Hospitality Management (0.5-3)

NC-Proficiency (0.5-3)

MTH 165 Elementary Statistics (3)

STAT 208 Basic Statistics (3)

ACC 101 Intro to Financial Accounting I (3)

ACCY 206 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 213 Legal Environment of Business (3)

MGMT 217 Legal Environment of Business (3)

MGT 270 Principles of Management (3)

ELECTIVE (3) substitute for MGMT 333 (3)

MKT 245 Principles of Marketing (3)

ELECTIVE (3) substitute MKTG 310 (3)

MKT 120 Customer Service (3) + MKT 247 Consumer Buying Behavior (3)

ELECTIVE (3) substitute MKTG 425 + Elective (3)

*Food Service Management Operation students may take FSM 215 (NC-Proficiency) and FSM 216 (NC-Proficiency) instead of taking FSM 120 (Front office operations) and FSM 210 (Hospitality Facility Management).

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 30 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