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    Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations

  • Total Immersion!

    Customize your CIA degree with a semester-long, deep dive into a topic of special interests to you. A concentration will not only expand your culinary universe but also increase your appeal to employers.

  • Student with sugar geode for Advanced Concepts in Baking and Pastry CIA Bachelor's Degree Concentration.

    Advanced Concepts in Baking and Pastry

    Let yourself be tempted by the chocolate and pastries! But know that you’ll be learning to take your own baking and pastry creations from concept and design to production, packaging, and display. Make your mark on the baking and pastry world.
    Wine glasses... for the Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality CIA Bachelor's Degree Concentration.

    Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality

    Napa Valley + Wine Experts = the best comprehensive beverage program. You’ll emerge ready to compete in the world of wine and manage a high-end beverage program.
    Bowl of noodle soup, for the Asian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary, a CIA Bachelor's Degree Concentration.

    Asian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary

    Exotic Singapore is your base of operations! Deepen your knowledge of Asian techniques and flavors while studying in a dynamic city at the culinary crossroads of Asia.
    Student holding fresh picked beets, for Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table, a CIA Bachelor's Degree Concentration.

    Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table

    Get your hands dirty! Work side-by-side with local farmers and food producers, create ingredient-driven menus, and operate a sustainable business. Farm-to-table—it’s a way of life.
    Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within an Organization

    Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within an Organization

    It’s about making ideas happen! If you want to become a food business leader, then spend a semester creating, pitching, developing, and executing an original food business concept.
    Italian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary

    Italian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary

    Imagine a 900-year-old castle with a state-of-the-art kitchen just waiting for you! Develop a command of the flavor profiles and ingredients of Italy’s culinary treasures while living on the southern coast of Italy.
    Japanese Cuisine: A Study of Tradition, Flavor, and Culture

    Japanese Cuisine: A Study of Tradition, Flavor, and Culture

    It’s complex and simple all at once! Immerse yourself in the precision, beauty, and unique flavors that typify Japanese cuisine and culture. Spend a semester in the Japanese Cuisine concentration gaining the knowledge and techniques essential to mastering this beloved world cuisine. More to come!

    Latin American Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques

    Latin American Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques

    Learn to take a rich culinary heritage into the modern kitchen! Transform Latin America and Caribbean techniques and flavor profiles into the next generation of elevated Latin cuisine while creating exclusive pop-up dinners for special guest.
    Mediterranean Cuisine

    Mediterranean Cuisine: Exploring Cultures, Traditions, and Flavors

    Salvador Dalí, Antoni Gaudi, Ferran Adrià, and now, you! Study in Barcelona, Spain, the city that attracts some of the world’s most creative people. While there, you’ll take a deep dive into Mediterranean food—long recognized as one of the world’s most naturally healthy diets—and be immersed in the history and cultures of this influential region of the world.