The mission of the Hospitality and Tourism Management major is to prepare graduates with the foundational knowledge, demonstrated skills, and professional attitudes required in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduates from this program are prepared for the entry-level management positions and the advanced study in the hospitality and tourism management.
It is highly recommended that students see their advisers to plan their sequence of courses.
Check departmental information for additional requirements.
Students must obtain the Illinois State Sanitation Certificate and meet current Illinois Department of Public Health requirements for food handlers and certification in first aid, cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and two-step tuberculin (TB) test. Students must earn a grade of C or better in FCNS prerequisite courses before they can enroll in any successive FCNS course to meet the requirements for the hospitality and tourism management major.
Liability insurance for internships is provided through a course fee.
Total Hours for a Major in Hospitality and Tourism Management: 78-81
B. S. Degree Completion Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management
The focus of this program is baccalaureate-level education for Hospitality and Tourism Management. This degree program is uniquely designed for individuals who have finished their A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) in Hospitality Management or related degree. The degree program is offered primarily online.
To receive the degree, a student must satisfy all university graduation requirements and must have completed an applied associate degree (A.A.S.).
Students interested in the B.S. degree completion program in Hospitality and Tourism Management should contact a program adviser for a preadmission interview and course counseling session. Upon completion of the preadmission interview and admission to NIU, proficiency credit may be awarded for FCNS 202, FCNS 302, FCNS 316, and FCNS 320.
Additional proficiency credit may be awarded as determined at the preadmission advising session, to be posted upon completion of degree requirements. Students must complete 30 semester hours at NIU, excluding proficiency credit. In this completion program, students are exempt from the 30-semester-hour residency requirement.