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 the 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!

    Hospitality Management

    Hospitality Management

    The hospitality industry is broad and exciting—whether you’re talking local restaurants and bars or luxury hotels and exotic travel destinations or sports, entertainment, and live events. But the one area that all these industries have in common? Food and beverage. Succeeding in the hospitality industry and progressing to positions of leadership means mastering the theater of it all—the ‘show’ of food and beverage—as well as the financial and operational management side. And nobody knows food and beverage like the CIA.

    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.

    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!

    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.


  • 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 in food business or wine and beverage management.
  • Leading Food and Hospitality Employers Want CIA Students

  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
  • Richard Coppedge, CIA Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    Richard J. Coppedge, Jr.
    Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
    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.
    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.”
  • An exclusive network of more than 50,000 alumni is ready to support your food business career.
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