Bachelor of Science

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Program Information

Bachelor of Science

College of Business & Professional Studies

Culinary Arts Institute


Total Credit Hours: 120

Typical Completion: 4 Years, full-time

Cost per credit hour: $333

Full-time Tuition: $3,996/semester

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Recipe for a Great Career

In addition to a mastery of cooking skills and knowledge of food service, students also will prepare for employment and leadership in diverse areas of food studies such as food journalism, food photography and styling, nutrition and wellness, and culinary entrepreneurship.

Our graduates are working in the hospitality industry in Mississippi and across the nation. We invite you to create your own recipe for success in the Culinary Arts Institute at The W.



As a culinary arts major, you may take classes such as:

  • Dining Room Services
  • World Cuisines
  • Food Styling
  • Science of Food
  • Culinary Entrepreneurship
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Required Minor

As a culinary arts major you will take a minor in one of the following areas:

Culinary Management

Designed for a student interested in managing a kitchen or owning their own restaurant. Courses include marketing, accounting, and law courses which relate specifically to the business side of the culinary world.

Pastry Arts

Students who wish to express their creativity through food would enjoy this option. Student chefs will take courses in art, photography, food styling, and demonstration techniques.


What we eat is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle. Students in the emphasis will take a combination of health and culinary courses on weight management, chronic diseases, public health, and epidemics.

Career Outlook


Median national salary for chefs and head cooks according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.