Are you a foodie? Do you enjoy exploring new and unexpected flavor combinations? Do you think food and mealtimes are more than sustenance; that gathering around food is a way to bring people together and expand cultural horizons? Would you like to work in the food industry and have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we offer Culinary Arts concentration as part of our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS). The average time frame for completing a BAAS degree is two years.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Culinary Arts Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your bachelor's degree.

You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your bachelor's degree if you are working on your first bachelor's and have at least one of the following:

  1. Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  2. Have earned a significant number of credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA

If you have questions about whether or not you can enter the BAAS program at ENMU, please contact our BAAS Advisor Dr. Cindy Miller, 575.562.4124 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you'll have access to even more scholarships.

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Online Learning Format For Culinary Arts Concentration

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration in Culinary Arts is designed to be completed 100% online, with students completing assignments, readings, tests and projects throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. Student participation, using Mediasite and Blackboard, related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time. Our program is designed with the working professional in mind.

Faculty and Advising for Culinary Arts

The applied arts and sciences faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take this next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.

Academic Help and Resources for Culinary Arts

At ENMU we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is only for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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For questions and concerns about culinary arts homework assignments, projects and grades please email or call your professor. We are happy to set up an online session to help you better understand the course material.

Career Opportunities in Culinary Arts

It used to be that a degree in culinary arts prepared you for work as a line cook in a restaurant. That is no longer the case. In addition to a starting position in a kitchen line a degree in culinary arts can open the door to many food related careers:

  • Food Stylist
  • Caterer
  • Personal Chef
  • Cruise Ship Staff
  • Food Scientist
  • Bed and Breakfast Owner
  • Cooking School Instructor
  • Baker or Pastry Shop Owner

In addition to quality faculty and personal service, ENMU's Office of Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students; so if you are looking for another position, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Culinary Arts

The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.

As a secondary concentration, Human and Social Sciences requires 33-34 hours of coursework and includes the following courses.

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog.

CA 300 History of Cooking 3
CA 496 Culinary Arts Internship 3
FCS 348 Food and Cultures 3
FCS 461 Family Resource Management 3
HRTM 320 Hospitality Facilities Management 3
HRTM 410 Food Operations Management 3
HRTM 420 Bar and Beverage Management 3
MGT 313 Organizational Behavior 3

BAAS Coordinator

Cindy Miller

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Asst Prof, Career Tech. Educ

Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 112A

Phone: 575.562.4124