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    CIA Bachelor’s Degree Programs

  • Prepare for the Future of Food

    It’s an ever-changing world we live in, and food plays a vital role in it. Are you ready for what’s coming? You will be, with CIA’s bachelor’s degree programs. It’s a great opportunity to expand your worldview; get deeper, next-level learning; and prep for the food and hospitality industry of tomorrow. You’ll build a strong foundation of hands-on skills—then expand that foundation by developing the leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, and entrepreneurial know-how you need.

    It’s immersive, it’s collaborative, and it’s customized for your needs and goals. Choose to go deep into an area of special interest to you, such as wines or farm-to-table or running a business, during a focused concentration. Experience culinary travel abroad. And take full advantage of our expansive college campus with plenty of areas to discover and activities to enjoy. With a CIA bachelor’s degree, the world is yours to explore—and to make a difference in.

    Already have college credits? Our bachelor’s degree completion programs are a great way to use the credits you’ve already earned to launch the career in food you’ve always wanted.

    Already have food industry experience? Our Turbo Option may enable you to get your internship waived, finishing your degree even sooner!

    Food Business Management

    Food Business Management

    Blend vital business management skills with your passion for food. Gain the leadership skills, management experience, and entrepreneurial know-how to build a successful career in our thriving industry.

    Hospitality Management

    Hospitality Management

    Hospitality is broad and exciting—from restaurants and bars to hotels and exotic travel, to sports, entertainment, and events. But these all have one thing in common. Success means mastering the food and beverage as well as the operational management side.

    Applied Food Studies

    Applied Food Studies

    Want a career with global impact? AFS majors graduate with real-world skills, a passion for improving food systems, and a capacity to communicate about complex issues like food waste, food insecurity, sustainability, and food justice.

    Culinary Science

    Culinary Science

    Create the food of the future with a degree in culinary science that prepares you to innovate in the kitchen or work in a food research and development environment for a leading food company, restaurant group, or product development laboratory.

    Food Business Leadership—Online

    For CIA Alumni Only: Food Business Leadership—Online

    Grow your opportunities and your earning potential—while you work! This convenient online bachelor's degree program is the perfect way to advance your career and become a next-level leader in the food industry. Offered for CIA associate degree graduates only.

    Degree Completion: Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts

    Degree Completion: Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts

    Already have some college credits and always thought you might be suited to a career in the food world? CIA’s bachelor’s degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts may be just what you’ve been looking for!

  • Have Prior Work Experience? Go Turbo!

    Earn your CIA degree in as little as 15 months with this accelerated degree program option. Learn more >
  • Customize Your Degree

    Maximize the short- and long-term benefits of your CIA bachelor’s education—tailor it to meet your needs and receive immersive hands-on learning through our concentrations, travel programs, internships, and on-campus restaurant experiences.
  • Lifelong Learning

    Build on your bachelor’s degree with graduate-level study from CIA’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies, offering that will prepare you to create meaningful change in a range of food industry sectors.
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  • Leading Food and Hospitality Employers Want CIA Students

  • Evan Bollers , CIA Bachelor's in Culinary Science alumni, is R&D Chef at Custom Foods of America.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Evan Bollers ’14
    Research Development Project Manager, Custom Foods of America
    “There’s a certain fraternal love that was developed between all of us and our teachers, especially in the Culinary Science Department, that I’ll never forget. It motivated me to work harder and do things I didn’t think I could do.”
    Zachary Bryant, CIA New York Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts student.

    Student Spotlight

    Zachary Bryant
    Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts
    “Every single chef I’ve met has changed my life for the better. Each provided extensive and wise knowledge of the kitchen and life in general. I’ll never forget what my chefs have taught me.”
  • Did You Know?

    CIA is the only school with nine student-run, award-winning public restaurants in top U.S. foodie destinations.
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