Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts
This traditional four-year program provides students with the most options in the culinary field. Students begin with the basics, followed by advanced skills, practical restaurant experience and in-depth study of the cuisines of the world. And to promote students’ entrepreneurial spirit, they will learn how to plan, build, promote, run and sustain a flourishing food-related business while gaining the necessary language, math, computer and communications skills needed for success. Students will gain solid culinary skills as well as a strong business foundation through:
• Cooking skills and techniques, both fundamental and advanced, that prepare graduates for fine-dining kitchens and other foodservice operations
• In-depth examination of international cuisine, including Latin and South America, the Mediterranean and Asia, as well as nutrition
• Business skills, from finance to marketing to personnel, which prepare students to plan, build, promote and sustain a food-related business
• Real-world experience through externships at local, national or international establishments as well as leadership opportunities via our teaching assistant program
Concentration in Nutrition
Students can choose to pursue their classical culinary arts training and add concentrated knowledge in the science of nutrition. This concentration is for students seeking to understand and provide nutritional and culinary requirements for a diverse population – including children, teens, the aging, vegetarians, sports enthusiasts and those with special allergies or healthcare needs.