• Concentrations and Field Experience

  • CIA Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations

    As a student enrolled in either our food business management or applied food studies bachelor’s degree majors, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your learning by choosing a study concentration. Electives and other courses specific to your chosen concentration are scheduled during the senior year,and most of the concentrations give you the chance to spend a semester at our California, Texas, or Singapore campuses, or at another exciting global culinary destination.

    Check out our Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations >

  • CIA Externship: Real Life Experience

    Externship is one of the highlights of your CIA education. Choose a site from our international list of more than 2,000 food industry employers—world-famous restaurants, exotic resorts, trendy magazines, television networks, and more. You’ll sharpen your skills on the job and make valuable industry contacts in a dynamic real-world environment.

    View a sampling of CIA-approved externship sites >

  • CIA Restaurants: Learning By Doing

    Our family of unique, award-winning restaurants—The CIA Restaurant Group—offers exposure to an array of cuisines, from farm-to-table to modern French and authentic Italian. You’ll spend time in both the front and back of the house learning the full scope of restaurant operations under the guidance of our expert instructors.

    Discover the amazing things you’ll be doing in our restaurants >

  • CIA Travel Experiences

    As a bachelor’s degree student, you can take everything you’ve learned and see how it applies “out there” in our Global Cuisines and Cultures course. During this exciting elective travel program, you’ll head to a major culinary region of the world and develop your palate through the discovery of local ingredients and authentic cuisine. Destinations include China, France, Italy, Latin America, and Spain.

    Learn more about our extraordinary travel adventures >