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Northern Illinois University: AA and AS to BS in Sports Management

Transfer program: AA to BS in Sport Management 

About The Transfer Program

This transfer path includes coursework at College of DuPage (COD) that will lead to an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree and prepare you for transfer to Northern Illinois University's (NIU) BS in Sport Management program.

This program prepares students for careers working behind-the-scenes in the rapidly growing sport industry. Foci include preparation for the extensive career opportunities that are available with professional franchises, collegiate athletic departments, marketing and management firms, parks and recreation operations and more. Moreover, our strong relationships with Chicagoland's many sport organizations and with NIU's NCAA Division I athletics program provide students with outstanding experiences for hands-on learning and networking.

Program highlights:

  • Unique array of minors (Sport Sales, E-Sports, etc.) to compliment program of study and better position students for career success.
  • Semester long internship experience that aligns with your future professional goals.
  • Co-curricular opportunities to travel and learn best practices from leaders in the field through the College of Education's Educate and Engage Series.

For more information on this program submit a inquiry form with Northern Illinois University. Click here to fill out the form.

Transfer Agreement Suggested Plan

  • Degree: Associate in Arts or Associate in Science
  • Area of Concentration: Sport Management
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 64

First Year at COD

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1220 Quantitative Literacy 3
IAI Science 3-4
Global/ Multicultural Studies 3
PHYS  2200 Introduction to Physical Education 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
PSYC 1100 General Psychology 3
PHYS 2202 Introduction to Sport Management 3
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
PHYS 2201 Introduction to Coaching or PHYS 2210 Sports in Society 3

Second Year at COD

Total Semester Credit Hours: 18
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
MARKE 2210 Principles of Marketing 3
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
ECON0 2202 Microeconomics and the Global Economy 3
PHYS 2254 First Aid and CPR  
PHYS 2240 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
IAI Social/ Behavioral Studies 3
CIS 1150 Understand Computers/ Information/ Systems 3
Human Relations 3
PHYS 2270 Introduction to Sport Marketing 3

Completion of AA/AS Degree: 64 credit hours

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Sport Management
  • Total Credits at Northern Illinois University: 58

Third Year at NIU

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
5th Semester Courses Credit Hours
ACCY 288 3
MKTG 350 3
LESM 360 3
STAT 100 3
LESM 152 or KNPE 111 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 13
6th Semester Courses Credit Hours
LESM 350 3
LESM 386 1
LESM 438 3
LESM Elective 3
LESM Elective 3

Fourth Year at NIU

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
7th Semester Courses Credit Hours
MGMT 333 3
LESM 439 2
LESM 444 3
LESM Elective 3
General Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
8th Semester Courses Credit Hours
LESM 439 3
LESM 486 9
General Elective 3

 

Completion of BS in Sport Management:

Degree: 122 credit hours

Important Notes

Accreditation – Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to award bachelors, masters, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees.

GPA Graduation Requirements/Course Grade Requirements/etc.

  • Must have a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent in all major required course work as well as the courses used to satisfy the NIU Foundational Studies writing and Quantitative Analysis requirements (ENG 103, ENG 203, MATH 101)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA to begin Internship Semester (Spring 4) course work and all courses after is a 2.5. Passing of all prerequisites with an LESM designator with a "C" or better is required prior to eligibility.
  • * indicates sciences course work should be discuss with COD and NIU advisor to confirm it meets requirements.

Additional transfer guide notes: Submit an inquiry form with Northern Illinois University.

Transfer Guide is in effect from Fall 2020 – Fall 2022

 

Contact Information

Stephanie Vlach,  College of DuPage Assistant Professor
vlachs@cod.edu | (630) 942-2629

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

Joe Curran, Northern Illinois University Elementary Education Program Advisor
jcurran2@niu.edu | (815) 753-2904

Northern Illinois University Transfer Center
(815) 753-0446 | transfercenter@niu.edu