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One of the hottest job growth areas in the hospitality industry is for culinary graduates with practical experience and a four-year degree.

You can apply credits from the Academy of Culinary Arts toward four-year degrees at IUP in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management; Food and Nutrition; and Family and Consumer Science Education.

Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management

Continue your studies in hotel, restaurant, tourism, and event management. Successfully complete the culinary program and you'll have the option to apply up to 38 credits toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management.

Food and Nutrition

Combine your culinary training with a Food and Nutrition degree. Up to 32 credits will be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition after you successfully complete the culinary program.

This degree program offers two tracks that can be combined with culinary arts: Dietetics or Nutrition. Admission into the Nutrition Track is guaranteed for culinary graduates. Admission into the Culinary Dietetics Track requires that students meet the academic requirements detailed below.

Family and Consumer Science

Choose to pair your culinary education with a teaching degree. Complete the culinary curriculum and receive up to 21 credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in K-12 Family and Consumer Sciences.

Not sure about your interest in a bachelor degree? No worries. You can choose to take advantage of the bachelor's degree option, using the credits earned in Culinary Arts, any time within 10 years after your culinary graduation.