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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary Arts, AAS

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Website: www.iup.edu/culinary
Lynn A. Pike, Chair

The Department of Culinary Arts offers a five-semester Associate in Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts and a five-semester associate in Applied Science in Baking and Pastry Arts. These distinctive programs combine hands-on learning experiences in the kitchen laboratory, instruction in fundamental culinary and baking and pastry theory, liberal studies coursework, and a paid externship in the industry to provide each student with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin a successful career in the field of culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The program consists of the 16-month, competency-based culinary arts or baking and pastry arts curriculum, plus an additional 12 credits of Liberal Studies requirements.

This contemporary approach to learning enables students to achieve advanced levels of proficiency in culinary and/or backing and pastry techniques and business management skills combined with a basic foundation of liberal arts knowledge.

Liberal Studies: 21-22

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:



Natural Science: 3-4

  • Lab or Non-Lab Science

Social Science: 3

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

(2, 3)

Major Culinary Arts:

Required Courses: 39

  • Completion of Culinary Program Coursework and Externship 9 credits from the Culinary Program will articulate toward the Liberal Studies requirement.
  • The remaining 12-13cr will be completed in one additional semester at the Punxsutawney Regional Campus after successful completion of the Culinary Externship.

Total Degree Requirements: 60

(1) CMGT 1200 is established as equivalent to MATH 101 

(2) CMGT 1301 and CKRY 2001 are established as equivalent to LS Elective FDNT 145 

(3) COMP 1000 and COMP 2000 are established as equivalent to COSC 101 /IFMG 101 

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