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Roosevelt University: 3+1 Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management - Culinary Arts

A convenient, affordable and streamlined approach to earn the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree.

Who can enroll in the program?

  • Students who have completed an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Culinary Arts at COD with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.
  • New students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management offered by Roosevelt University at College of DuPage.
  • Students who graduated from COD and went elsewhere can be considered for admission to this 3+1 program if they complete any necessary prerequisites.

How does the program work?

  • The 120 credit hour program includes 84 credit hours of COD courses and 36 credit hours of Roosevelt University coursework offered offsite at the Roosevelt University Schaumburg Campus. 
  • Upon completing the AAS, the student completes 36 credit hours of Roosevelt coursework offered onsite at COD.
  • Students should apply for admission to Roosevelt University one full semester prior to starting Roosevelt coursework.
  • The final Roosevelt University courses will be offered at a 30 percent discount off of the Roosevelt part-time tuition rate.

The Advantage

With the 3+1 program, students pay COD tuition rates for COD coursework. The final 36 Roosevelt University credit hours are offered at a significantly reduced rate, making the goal of continuing their education a reality for more students. This program exemplifies COD’s mission to make education more affordable for its students while stressing academic quality, first-class faculty and extraordinary learning environments.

Years 1 and 2

  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Culinary Arts
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 64-68
Total Hours: 64-68
Courses Credit Hours
CULIN 1101 Introduction to Culinary Arts 3
CULIN 1102 Regional American Cuisine 3
CULIN 1103 Fast Casual Dining Operations 2
CULIN 1108 Culinary Measurements & Conversions 2
CULIN 1109 Culinary and Baking Nutrition 1
CULIN 1120 Sanitation 1
CULIN 1171 Baking Fundamentals 3
CULIN 1172 Pastry Fundamentals 3
CULIN 2152 Food, Beverage and Equipment Purchasing 3
CULIN 2153 Garde Manger 2
CULIN 2205 International Cuisine 3
CULIN 2210 Contemporary a'la carte Cuisine 4
CULIN 2863 Internship (Career & Technical Ed) 3
HOSP 1100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
HOSP 1121 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3
HOSP 1151 Restaurant Service and Sales 2
HOSP 1152 Advanced Restaurant Service 2
Program Electives:  

These three hospitality courses should be taken as part of the AAS degree within
the program electives section:

HOSP 1111 Front Office Operations (3 credit hours)

HOSP 2130 Hospitality Industry Accounting (3 credit hours)

HOSP 2230 Law for the Hospitality Industry (2 credit hours)


General Education 18-22


IAI Approved Social & Behavioral Sciences

Total Hours: 21
Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II* 3
CIS 1110*, 1150* or 1205* 3
MATH 1218 or higher (can be used for AAS requirement) 3
IAI Approved Humanities 3
IAI Physical Science course with or without a lab  3-4
IAI Life Sciences with or without a lab  3-4
IAI Approved Social & Behavioral Sciences  3
IAI Approved Social & Behavioral Sciences  3

*cannot be used for AAS degree

Year 4

  • Minimum semester hours to be earned at RU: 36
RU Courses Credit Hours
HOSM 290 Hosp. Assessment and Research 3
HOSM 300 Managerial Accounting for Hosp. Ind. 3
HOSM 311 Organizational Studies for Hosp. Ind. 3
HOSM 350 Advanced Marketing for the Hosp. Ind. 3
HOSM 399 Hospitality Senior Project 3

Roosevelt will choose 21 semester hours from the following offerings:
Students must consult with a Roosevelt University advisor to align academic plans.

Total Semester Credit Hours: 9
Hotel Concentration Credit Hours
HOSM 302 Hotel Operations 3
HOSM 303 Hotel Development 3
HOSM Facilities Management 3


Total Semester Credit Hours: 12
Meetings Concentration Credit Hours
HOSM 231 Meetings and Events Management 3
HOSM 315 Applications and Techniques 3
HOSM 317 Issues and Trends 3

Plus one course from:

HOSM 319 Events Sales and Services

HOSM 323 Exhibition Management

HOSM 324 Special Events



Total Semester Credit Hours: 12
Restaurant Concentration Credit Hours
HOSM 330 Food and Beverage 3
HOSM 333 Purchasing for Hospitality 3
HOSM 335 Restaurant/ Food Service 3
HOSM 337 Wine, Liquor, and Beverage 3


Total Semester Credit Hours: 6
Other Credit Hours
HOSM 351 Introduction to Sports 3
HOSM 353 Sports Marketing 3


Important Notes

  • Students are encouraged to meet with a College of DuPage counselor or advisor for help planning for the College of DuPage portion of the program.
  • Courses are not listed in sequence. Please consult your academic advisor and the current course schedule to determine when courses should be taken.
  • Student must apply and be accepted into school prior to taking 3rd year courses. Not doing so will result in not receiving financial aid.
  • A student must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to qualify for graduation with a bachelor’s degree. At least 36 of the 120 credit hours for graduation must be completed through Roosevelt University. Students follow the degree requirements for the catalog year in which they enter Roosevelt University.
  • Students must register and purchase books at Roosevelt University for Roosevelt University courses.

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2259

Erica Poremba, MBA, Ed.D. (ABD)
Executive Director of Community Colleges & Academic Relations
Roosevelt University
(847) 619-8650
Email: eporemba01@roosevelt.edu