Bachelor's Degree Concentrations

Bachelor's degree program students in the food business management, hospitality management, culinary arts, and baking and pastry arts majors have the option of participating in a specialized program of study that may include a semester at one of the college's branch campuses:

  • Advanced Concepts in Baking and Pastry (semester in California; for students who have completed the baking and pastry arts core only)
  • Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality (semester in California)
  • Asian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary (semester in Singapore)
  • Beverage Production and Service (fully in New York)
  • Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table (semester in California or New York)
  • Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within an Organization (fully in New York)
  • Japanese Cuisine: A Study of Tradition, Flavor, and Culture (semester in New York including 10 days in Japan)
  • Latin American Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques (semester in Texas)
  • Mediterranean Cuisine: Exploring Cultures, Traditions, and Flavors (semester in Spain)

Students in the applied food studies major of the bachelor's degree program have the option of taking the following concentrations:

  • Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality (semester in California)
  • Asian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary (semester in Singapore)
  • Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table (semester in California or New York)
  • Japanese Cuisine: A Study of Tradition, Flavor, and Culture (semester in New York including ten days in Japan)
  • Latin American Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques (semester in Texas)
  • Mediterranean Cuisine: Exploring Cultures, Traditions, and Flavors (semester in Spain)

Concentration space is limited. In order to be considered, students must submit a Request to Participate form to the Center for Career and Academic Advising.

Students interested in pursuing a concentration must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in good academic standing as defined in the CIA Academic Catalog,
  • Have successfully completed Financial Accounting (Financial Accounting (MGMT-115)), and
  • Have no more than two other "first-term" (first semester, junior year) courses not yet successfully completed in the bachelor's program.

Students may be permitted to register for a concentration in the second semester of the senior year under the following conditions:

  • The concentration is not offered during the first semester of their senior year,
  • They have fulfilled the language requirements, and
  • They have successfully completed Foodservice Management (Foodservice Management (MGMT-450)) prior to leaving for that concentration (for concentrations with a semester at one of the CIA's branch campuses).