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 entry-level management positions and advanced study in 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 meet current Illinois Department of Public Health requirements for the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager certification, obtain certification in first aid, cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and verification of two-step tuberculin (TB) test. These requirements must be completed prior to enrolling in HOSP 320. Students must earn a grade of C or better in FACS prerequisite courses before they can enroll in any successive FACS 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: 80-83
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 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.
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.