Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

New Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

The road to a rewarding career in the food and hospitality industries just got shorter for career changers and college students, who can now use the college credits they have already earned to speed up their path to a CIA bachelor’s degree. The new bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts is designed for motivated students who have at least 30 eligible transfer credits earned at another college.

Students in the program will waste no time beginning the unparalleled hands-on culinary arts education that only the CIA can provide, as their transfer credits will be applied toward liberal arts requirements and free electives. Supplementing culinary arts core courses, students will gain field experience during a three-credit internship and have an opportunity to participate in the college’s semester-away academic concentrations: Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality; Asian Cuisine; Farm-to-Table; Italian Cuisine; or Latin Cuisine.

As with all CIA students, Culinary Arts bachelor’s students will have access to the college’s career fairs. Several times a year, more than 130 leading restaurants and hospitality companies come to the New York campus to actively recruit, knowing that students with a CIA education are primed for career success.

Transfer and life achievement credits can also be applied to the completion of the CIA’s new Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. For more information or an application, visit or call 1-800-CULINARY.


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