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    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.



     

  • Chieyen Meachem - CIA management student

    Alumni Spotlight

    Chieyen Meachem ’15
    Food and Beverage Manager, Operations Support Resources, Marriott International
    “Every single day I use what I learned at the CIA...I’ve been able to use all of that knowledge in my jobs.”
    Alexis Brown, CIA New York Bachelor's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management student.

    Student Spotlight

    Alexis Brown
    Bachelor's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management
    "I knew the baking & pastry program here at The Culinary Institute of America was the perfect place for me."
  • Did you know? More than 90% of CIA students receive scholarships and financial aid.
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