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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!


    Hospitality Management

    Hospitality Management

    The CIA’s Hospitality Management degree is the first of its kind to recognize that the key to success in the Hospitality industry is having a strong command of the complexities of food and beverage operations. That’s why it’s the only Hospitality program to offer 30 credit hours of F&B instruction. Join our alumni at top Hospitality companies and stand out with your CIA Hospitality Management degree.



    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!


  • Jennifer Stack, CIA Associate Professor—Liberal Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    Jennifer Stack ’03
    Associate Professor—Culinary Science
    Jennifer has worked as Proprietor/Executive Chef, served as a past board member, and continues a private practice as a Nutrition Therapist.
    Roy Choi, CIA culinary arts alumni, is co-owner of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Roy Choi ’98
    Chef/Restaurateur/Author
    At a time when chefs and food trucks were members of distinctly different classes of the food world, Roy Choi rented a truck of his own and hit the streets of Los Angeles with his unique Mexican tacos stuffed with Korean BBQ-style meat.
  • CIA students get résumé-building experience during their internship—and have more than 2,000 to choose from!