You’ve realized that a career in the food world is what you really want. So dust off those college credits and apply them towards a CIA Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts. In our bachelor’s degree completion programs, you’ll get immersive, hands-on instruction from our industry-experienced faculty that will prepare you to confidently launch your career in the exciting world of food and hospitality.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment opportunities for chefs (including dessert and pastry chefs) will grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the national average for other careers. You’ll find plenty of employment opportunities at restaurants, cafés, bakeries, hotels, casinos, and other upscale dining establishments. Career options include:
This program is designed for students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree. Therefore, you must have at least 30 eligible credits to matriculate into this program.
The 126-credit Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts program includes:
The 126-credit Bachelor of Professional Studies in Baking and Pastry Arts program includes:
In this degree completion program, you will take carefully selected courses that build experiential, hands-on culinary or baking and pastry skills, as well as beverage and service skills, in the CIA’s legendary kitchens, bakeshops, tasting theaters, cafés, and restaurants.
The curriculum also features a semester-long internship experience (which, if you already have significant food industry experience, you may be eligible to waive). You’ll also have the opportunity to focus on an area of the food world that interests you most, during a specialized study concentration that includes a semester away in California, Texas, Italy, or Singapore.
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How to Apply
The CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and here’s even better news—more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Don’t let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the world’s premier culinary college. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we will work with you to help make attending the CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.