CIA-Cornell Collaborative Degree Program

The Culinary Institute of America and the School of Hotel Administration a Cornell University, recognized as the leading educational innovators in service and hospitality management, have formed an alliance to offer a collaborative degree program for students with a passion for the culinary arts and hospitality operations. After earning their AOS or AAS at the CIA, students can transfer to Cornell and complete their Bachelor of Science (BS) from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in four to five semesters. This unique opportunity allows CIA graduates of the CIA associate degree program to go on to explore topics such as advanced restaurant management, revenue management, design and development, and hospitality entrepreneurship, as well as foodservice in hotels, resorts, spas, stadiums, institutions, and other settings.

Students may be accepted into the program after completing their associate degree program at the CIA. For consideration, they must complete the Cornell University transfer application requirements. If accepted, students pursuing an AOS or AAS in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts may be awarded up to 50 transfer credits as part of the predefined collaborative degree program.

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