Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelor's Degree Completion Pathway (College of DuPage)

College of DuPage - Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Hospitality Management or Meeting and Event Planning*

Requirements

The degree completion emphasis is off-campus/online and is designed uniquely for hospitality professionals. Applicants must have completed an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in hospitality management, restaurant management, culinary arts or a related degree and have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0.

AAS in College of DuPage: AAS program requirements and applicability toward NIU general education and major requirements (19-21 credit hours)

Required course NIU articulation NIU requirement satisfied 
ENGL 1101-English Composition I (3) ENG 103 – Rhetoric and Composition I GE-Foundational Studies

Humanities or Fine Arts (3)

Select course to meet NIU Creativity and Critical Analysis Requirement (see Articulation Handbook) GE-Creativity and Critical Analysis

MATH – 1000 level or above
Select MATH 1533 Finite Mathematics (4)

MATH 210 –Finite Mathematics GE-Foundational Studies

Physical of Life Science (3-5)

Select course to meet NIU Nature and Technology Requirement (see Articulation Handbook) GE-Nature and Technology
Social and Behavioral Science
Select ECON 2202 Principles of Economics (3)
ECON 260 – Principles of Microeconomics GE-Society and Culture and Major
Speech
Select SPEE 1100 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)
COMS 100 – Fundamentals of Oral Communication GE-Foundational studies
HOSP or CULIN N/C (no credit) See proficiency

*Articulation Plan based on course work required for the AAS Hospitality Management at College of DuPage in the 2018-19 catalog and the B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management – Degree completion emphasis in the 2018-2019 catalog and in NIU's current articulation handbook. Curricular changes will necessitate an update in the articulation plan.

Additional College of DuPage Courses to Meet NIU General Education and/or Major Requirements:

Can be completed while taking NIU courses (32 credit hours)
Required course NIU articulation NIU requirement satisfied

ACCOU 2140 – Financial Accounting (4)

ACCY 206 Major
BUSLW 2205 - Legal Environment of Business (3) MGMT 217 – Legal Environment of Business Major
ENGL 1102 – English Composition II (3) ENGL 203 – Rhetoric and Composition II GE-Foundational Studies
Humanities or Fine Arts (3) Select course to meet NIU Creativity and Critical Analysis Requirement (see Articulation Handbook) GE– Knowledge Domain
MANAG 2210 – Principles of Management (3) Elective Major – Substitution for MGMT 333
MARKE 2210 – Principles of Marketing (3) MKTG 295 – Principles of Marketing Major
MATH 1635 – Statistics (4) STAT 208 – Basic Statistics GE-Foundational Studies and Major
Physical and Life Sciences (3) Select course to meet NIU Nature and Technology Requirement (see Articulation Handbook) GE-Knowledge Domain
PSYCH 1100 – General Psychology (3) PSYC 102 – Introduction to Psychology GE-Knowledge Domain and Major
Additional General Education (3) Select course to meet NIU Knowledge Domain Requirement (see Articulation Handbook) GE-Knowledge Domain

Proficiency credits

AAS Hospitality Management graduates are eligible proficiency in HOSP 202, HOSP 302, HOSP 303, HOSP 304, HOSP 316, HOSP 319, HOSP 320, HOSP 413, HOSP 418, and HOSP 425. These proficiency credits will be held in escrow and be awarded during the last semester prior to degree completion. (30 credit hours)


Hospitality and Tourism Management Major Classes to Be Taken Through NIU (31 credit hours)

Note: NIU courses are offered online at least once a year

NIU course number NIU course title
HOSP 301 (2) Career Planning in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 314 (3) Hospitality Facility Management
HOSP 315 (3) Casino and Gaming Management
HOSP 411 (3) Yield Management in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 417 (3) Trade Show and Exhibition Management
HOSP 426 (3) Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 430 (3) Data Analysis for the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 491 (1) Leadership Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism
HOSP 492 (2) Distinguished Speaker Series
HOSP 495 (8) Internship in Hospitality Management 

Academic advising
All NIU students must meet university graduation and general education (GE) requirements.  Hospitality and Tourism Management – degree completion students work with an advisor to identify GE deficiencies and monitor progress toward completion of these and other university graduation requirements (i.e. 120 total credit hours with at least 31 hours from NIU.)

Electives for 120 hours requred for graduation can be take at COD or NIU (8-10)


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