Culinary Arts and Food Service Management - B.S.

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The Culinary Arts and Food Service Management bachelor's degree program combines the strengths of culinary arts and management to prepare students for a management career in front- or back-of-the-house. Graduates of the Culinary Arts and Food Service Management program with sufficient experience may obtain positions in a variety of areas that include, but are not limited to restaurant manager, kitchen manager, executive chef, food and beverage director, catering manager, room service manager, sous chef, beverage manager and dining room manager.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the food service management profession to address industry problems both locally and globally.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in food service operations.
  • Analyze and interpret insights gained from decision-support tools and relevant sources to solve problems and improve organizational performance within the food service operations.
  • Comprehend and apply industry specific operational standards.

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to build upon their leadership and management abilities, cooking techniques, critical thinking, personal accountability and ethical behavior, problem-solving techniques, strong financial analysis skills and customer awareness. The Culinary Arts and Food Service Management degree develops a culinary foundation and management philosophy in its graduates.

The program allows students to receive a world-class culinary arts and hospitality education. The program’s strength is that students receive several senior-level capstone experiences in culinary arts, hospitality operations and strategic management.

Culinary Arts and Food Service Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree for two-year Culinary Arts program graduates

First two years:90
in Culinary Arts *
Third and fourth years:
Credits
Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
FISV2000Finance4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I4.5
Major Courses
FSM2005Technology in the Food and Beverage Industry2.25
FSM3001Food Service Management Systems and Human Resource Applications4.5
FSM3075Food Service and Hospitality Strategic Marketing4.5
FSM4061Advanced Food Service Operations Management4.5
FSM4160Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics4.5
A&S Core Experience
Integrative Learning 4.5
One ILS course at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 9.0
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
Mathematics4.5
Statistics
Social Sciences 9.0
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives4.5
One course with an EASC attribute, at 3000 level or higher.
Free Electives#
22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university. 22.5
Total Credits92.25
Four-Year Credit Total182.25

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

**General Education Requirements

All students are required to complete MATH1002 A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement) or its equivalent.

For students without an awarded Associate in Science degree from a regionally accredited institution, the following courses are required in order to meet minimum accreditation standards.

Transcripts for these students will be evaluated to determine transfer credit eligibility for the following courses:

ENG1020English Composition4.5
ENG1021Advanced Composition and Communication4.5
ENG1030Communication Skills4.5
MATH1002A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)4.5
ScienceOne course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI4.5
A&S Electives Two courses with an EASC attribute9.0

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, Charlotte or Online.
¶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.

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 will be assessed at the completion of 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.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.