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 or baking and pastry 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
Foundation Courses
Choose Culinary or Baking & Pastry Arts Foundation 18
Culinary Arts
Introduction to Culinary Skills and Techniques
Breakfast & Lunch Cafe
Elements of a la Minute Cooking
Contemporary Cooking & Leadership Functions
Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management
Global à la Carte
Baking and Pastry
Foundations of Baking and Pastry
Principles of Cake Production and Design
Plated Desserts
Artisan Bread & Viennoiserie I
Artisan Bread & Viennoiserie II
Chocolate, Confections & Mignardise
Major Courses
CULN1010An Introduction to the Fields of Food, Food Service and Nutrition1
CULN2020Applied Culinary Nutrition3
CULN2230Designing Healthy Desserts *3
or BPA2720 Artisan Cafe
CULN3155Vegetarian Cuisine3
CULN4165Therapeutic Cuisine3
CULS2210Food Science3
DIET2050Community Nutrition3
DIET3050Life Span Nutrition3
FSM3175Advanced Food Safety, HACCP and Special Processes3
FSM3215Culinary Operations and Facility Management3
Choose one of the following:3
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
FSM2210Operational Management in Healthcare3
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
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 #
12 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university12
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.

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 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II 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.