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    CIA Bachelor’s Degree Programs

  • Prepare for the Future of Food

    Expand your world view and get deeper, next-level learning that will make you a more knowledgeable, creative, and successful food and hospitality professional. In our bachelor’s degree programs, you’ll get the hands-on skill foundation the CIA is famous for. And you’ll build on that foundation to develop the leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, and entrepreneurial know-how you need.

    Take part in immersive, collaborative learning experiences and projects. 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. 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!


    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 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

    Become a leader in the hospitality management industry with the skills in finance, marketing, staff management, facilities operations, customer service and food and beverage operations you learn in this exciting program.

    Programs for Transfer & Adult Students


    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? The CIA’s bachelor’s degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts may be just what you’ve been looking for!



     

  • Joy Dickerson CIA hospitality management instructor

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Joy P. Dickerson
    Associate Professor—Business Management
    Education: 
    EdD, Wilmington University, New Castle, DE. MS, Widener University, Chester, PA. 
    Richard Coppedge, CIA Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    Richard J. Coppedge, Jr.
    Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
    Awards:
    Marc Sarrazin Cup (CIA team), Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC, 1996, 1997; 1994 CIA Faculty Member of the Year; Diploma-Bread Display, 1994 and 1995, New York Food Show; Diploma, 1993 New York Food Show; Bronze Medal, Individual Pastry Buffet, ACF; First Place: Pastry Grand Buffet Work; Silver Medal: Bread Display; Judges Award: Sugar Display; Boston Food Show; Bread Centerpiece, Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC.
  • Visiting chef demos, major conferences, and special events on campus let you rub elbows with stars of the food world.