B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The mission of Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is to engage students in developing the foundational knowledge, demonstrated skills and professional attitudes required for contemporary and future practice or advanced study in the fields of hospitality and tourism.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at NIU provides a valuable career track for students interested in the variety of jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry. Our courses cover all aspects of the industry including: hotel operation, food service management, tourism management and meeting and event management. As a HTM major, you will take courses in general education, business knowledge and hospitality and tourism management.

Our program provides you with extensive management skills and practical work experiences to prepare you for demanding, yet rewarding careers. To gain hands-on experience during the course of study, our students:

Knowing that hands-on experience is vital to a student’s career success, all students are required to participate in industry-related internships. With our proximity to Chicago, we can provide you with a diverse range of internships in the hospitality field. We also offer an exciting hospitality mentor program, giving you the chance to develop your career path under the guidance of industry leaders.

Whether planning to enter as an incoming freshman, transfer student or a degree completion student, learn more about NIU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program requirements and view a sample degree path.