Culinary Nutrition - B.S.

The Culinary Nutrition bachelor's degree program builds on Johnson & Wales’ history of and reputation for high-quality culinary education, and adds both didactic and applied nutrition coursework. The program begins with a focus on the craft of culinary arts and continues to develop students’ culinary skills while introducing the theory of nutrition and culinary science. The program prepares students for careers in restaurants, healthcare and school food service management, athlete dining in collegiate and professional settings, and any field where strong culinary skills and the ability to critically think with nutrition are valued.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply current standard dietary guidelines to menu planning and development.
  • Employ evidence-based science and best-practice principles in the creation, modification, management and preparation of specialized diets.
  • Ensure food safety and quality standards by managing the flow of food through a food service operation.
  • Implement budgetary controls within the food service operation.
  • Create appropriate wellness-education programs for a community, work-site or public health environment.

Throughout the Culinary Nutrition program, students learn nutrition theory as applied across the life span, while exploring traditional, alternative and specialized diets. Students develop, analyze and execute nutritionally sound food that not only tastes good but adheres to current dietary guidelines. Both Registered Dietitians and credentialed chefs share their professional expertise in culinary nutrition classes throughout the program. 

In addition, culinary skills and nutrition theory are complemented by coursework in both financial and personnel management and sound general studies education. The Culinary Nutrition program culminates with a required advanced internship specific to culinary nutrition where students participate in an industry experience that allows the student to apply academic theory within their chosen specialty. 

Culinary Nutrition

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Credits
Culinary Foundations
CUL1100Introduction to Culinary Skills and Techniques3
CUL1210Breakfast & Lunch Cafe3
CUL1320Elements of a la Minute Cooking3
CUL1410Contemporary Cooking & Leadership Functions3
CUL2510Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management3
CUL2810Global à la Carte3
Major Courses
CULN1010An Introduction to the Fields of Food, Food Service and Nutrition1
CULN2020Applied Culinary Nutrition3
CULN2230Designing Healthy Desserts3
CULN3155Vegetarian Cuisine3
CULN4165Therapeutic Cuisine3
CULS2210Food Science3
DIET2050Community Nutrition3
DIET3050Life Span Nutrition3
FSM3175Advanced Food Safety, HACCP and Special Processes3
FSM3215Culinary Operations and Facility Management3
Select one of the following CULN Labs3
Athletic Performance Cuisine
Spa Cuisine
Applied/Experiential Learning
CFIT4799College of Food Innovation & Technology Advanced Internship12
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
FSM1165The Food Safety Manager *1
FSM2045Introduction to Menu Planning and Cost Controls3
FSM3035Supervision for Food Service Professionals3
FSM3040Food Service Financial Systems3
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
Arts & Humanities6
A Multicultural History of America
One course from ART, HUM‡, LIT, PHIL, or REL
Mathematics6
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement) **
Introduction to Biostatistics
Science3
Nutrition
Social Sciences6
Introductory Psychology
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, LEAD, PSCI, or SOC
A&S Electives6
Introduction to Technical Communication
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university9
Total Credits123.0

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.