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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!


    Food Business Leadership (Online)

    Food Business Leadership (Online)

    Grow your opportunities and your earning potential—while you work! This convenient online BBA 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.



     

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    Associate Professor—Business Management
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    Alumni Spotlight

    Brandon Walker ’01
    Chef/Owner, Essie’s Restaurant
    Brandon Walker came to the CIA on the advice of a high school teacher. Once enrolled, he took advantage of everything the CIA had to offer...
  • Did you know? More than 90% of CIA students receive scholarships and financial aid.
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