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  • Concentrations and Field Experience

    Chart Your Path in the Food World: Bachelor’s Concentrations

    As a Food Business Management or Applied Food Studies major, you can tailor your education to match your professional goals by choosing a bachelor’s degree concentration. Concentration studies take place during your junior or senior year and offer opportunities to spend a semester of study at a CIA campus in California, Texas, or Singapore or at another exciting global destination.

    BACHELOR’S DEGREE CONCENTRATIONS

    Internships: Real World, Real Experience

    With more than 2,000 approved partners and a dedicated advisor to assist you with selection, this semester-long course helps you build life and professional skills that will give you a jump-start on your career.

    You’ll have access to some of the top leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry, including Michelin three-star restaurants, international hotel groups, test kitchens for product developers, and food magazines. Our list of partners continues to grow to meet your career and educational goals.

    EXAMPLES OF CIA INTERNSHIP SITES

    Learn in Restaurants

    Our campuses include award-winning restaurants that are part of The CIA Restaurant Group. At these locations, you’ll learn how to prepare a wide variety of dishes, from farm-to-table to modern French to authentic Italian. Spend time with customers and in the kitchens to learn the full scope of restaurant operations under the guidance of our expert instructors. All CIA restaurants are public-facing, fully operational retail dining establishments that serve more than 333,000 customers annually.

    CIA RESTAURANTS

    Travel Experiences: The World is Your Kitchen

    Our Global Cuisines and Cultures elective travel program sends you around the world to refine your palate through the discovery of local ingredients and authentic cuisine. Only the CIA can get you this close to the rich culinary traditions of China, France, Italy, Peru, and Spain!

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