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    CIA Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

  • Make the Most of the Credits You’ve Already Earned

    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, offered at our New York campus. 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.

    Highlights:

    • Pursue your dream of a food career—quickly—by applying your eligible college transfer credits (a minimum of 30) towards a bachelor’s degree from the CIA.
    • Learn and build mastery of the foundational techniques of culinary arts or baking and pastry arts.
    • Gain real-world experience through a paid internship semester at one of CIA’s 2,000+ food industry partners. (Already have experience? Check out our Turbo Option.)
    • Customize your degree with a food- or beverage-focused concentration or approved culinary or baking and pastry electives.
    • Discover how a real public restaurant or café is operated—hands-on, in our award-winning, live-action classrooms that serve thousands of customers annually.
    • Network with top food industry employers who recruit at the CIA throughout the year.

    Ready to get started? Apply Today!

    Plate Expectations

    Complete your bachelor's degree, then explore the opportunities at restaurants, cafés, bakeries, hotels, casinos, and other dining establishments. Career options include:

    • Purchasing manager
    • Private chef
    • Café owner
    • Catering manager
    • Chocolatier
    • Food entrepreneur
    • Research and development chef
    • University or corporate dining chef
    • Food media
    • Public health and wellness

    Curriculum

    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:

    • 51 culinary arts requirements credits
    • 30 liberal arts credits
    • 3 advanced concepts requirements credits and 12 approved culinary electives credits OR a 15-credit concentration
    • 30 elective credits

    The 126-credit Bachelor of Professional Studies in Baking and Pastry Arts program includes:

    • 51 baking and pastry arts requirements credits
    • 30 liberal arts credits
    • 3 advanced concepts requirements credits and 12 approved baking and pastry electives credits OR a 15-credit concentration
    • 30 elective credits

    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 immersive experiences in California, Japan, Singapore, Spain, or Texas.

    See catalog for curriculum details

    Requirements for Admission

    • High school diploma or GED credential.
    • This program is designed for students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree. Candidates must have at least 30 eligible transfer credits earned at another college to matriculate into this program.

    How to Apply

    Culinary School Costs

    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.

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  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
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