The W's Culinary Arts Institute in Jackson

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Culinary StudentThe Culinary Arts Institute has a partnership with Hinds Community College that allows students earning their associate's degree in culinary arts at Hinds to continue their bachelor's degree studies at the Hinds campus with instruction from The W faculty. Students complete the required courses in business online with The W.

The Bachelor of Applied Science with a concentration in Culinary Arts also allows those holding an Associate of Applied Science degree to progress toward a baccalaureate degree by accepting a predetermined amount of career and technical credit. The B.A.S. graduate will be able to combine the applied skill set learned in his or her career/technical program and his or her accrued real-world experience with additional skills learned at The W to develop career pathways.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of the degree I will receive?

The degree is entitled the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Culinary Arts.  It is granted by Mississippi University for Women and is offered through the University's Culinary Arts Institute and the College of Business and Professional Studies.

Do I have to live within driving distance of the The W campus to complete this degree?

Students closer to Columbus may choose to take classes on the The W campus.  However, through a partnership with Hinds Community College, students may also take Culinary Arts courses at Hinds Community College's Jackson campus on Fridays and Saturdays.  Remaining courses may be completed online.  

What are the requirements for entering a Bachelor of Applied Science program?

The student must have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and have met all other admissions requirements of The W.

How much does this program cost?

Consult the The W Tuition and Fees information. Additional fees apply to certain Culinary Arts courses.

Are financial aid opportunities available?

Yes, please call (329-7114) or visit The W's Office of Financial Aid website for more information.

I have specific questions.  Who can I call?

Please call the main office of The W's College of Business and Professional Studies at 662-329-7153 or e-mail Dean Scott Tollison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wow, I am convinced that pursuing this degree is the right option for me.  What do I do now?

Please visit the Office of Admissions website or call 662-329-7106 to begin the application process.

** Should any information within the guide conflict with the University’s Undergraduate Bulletin, the graduation requirements as stated in the Bulletin shall prevail. **

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