Take the college credits you’ve already earned and apply them toward finishing a CIA Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Culinary Arts degree. Through our Adult Degree Completion Program, you’ll waste no time receiving an in-depth culinary arts education that will complement your previous studies and change the way you look at food. You’ll move from foundational culinary courses to advanced electives or a concentration where you’ll focus on areas of the food industry most important to you. The CIA’s industry-experienced faculty will ensure you receive a hands-on learning experience that puts you in line for a top position. A CIA degree prepares you to confidently launch your career in the exciting world of food.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment opportunities for chefs will grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the national average for other careers. You’ll find plenty of employment opportunities at restaurants, hotels, casinos, and other upscale dining establishments. Career options include:
This program is designed for students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree. Therefore, you must have at least 30 eligible credits to matriculate into this program.
The 126-credit Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts program includes:
In this degree completion program, you will take carefully selected courses that build experiential, hands-on culinary, beverage, and service skills in the CIA’s legendary kitchens, tasting theaters, and restaurants.
The curriculum also features a semester-long internship experience, as well as the opportunity to focus on an area of the food world that interests you most, during a specialized study concentration that includes a semester away in California, Texas, Italy, or Singapore.
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The CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and here’s even better news—approximately 92% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Don’t let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the world’s premier culinary college. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we will work with you to help make attending the CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.