The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences culinary arts concentration is designed to prepare you to succeed in the hospitality industry, including professional cookery and hotel administration. Additionally, this knowledge will enhance your previously gained skill sets from your two-year culinary degree.
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 first bachelor's degree. To qualify you must have one of the following:
- Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) OR
- Have earned at least 30 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 Academic Services at [email protected], or 575.562.2314.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered by Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, there are also many scholarships for current students, including the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship which provides adults entering or returning to college funding for tuition, room and board and books. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to work part-time jobs on campus to help finance your education.
Online Learning Format for Culinary Arts
Our BAAS Culinary Concentration is designed to be completed online, in person or with a combination of online and in-person, providing a flexible learning schedule that will work for you. You'll be completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester.
This concentration does include a 6-credit internship that you can do from anywhere, that will require you to do that work in-person (wherever that may be). The internship requires you to turn in time sheets and other documentation, but you do not have to meet at any specific time.
In addition to the internship, this concentration includes two different course formats:
Course sections where recorded and live lectures via Mediasite connect you with professors and other students on your own time (labeled "AW")
Courses that are completely online and offered through Canvas, with no recorded lecture or in-person students (labeled "WW")
Faculty and Advising for Culinary Art Majors
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 the 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.
Service and Mutual Interest Organizations
If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.
Career Opportunities in Culinary Arts
When you receive a BAAS degree with a culinary arts concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management or a new career in a related field. Additionally, Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for another job, 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 General Education Requirements, a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.
As a secondary concentration, Culinary Arts includes courses like:
- History of Cooking
- Culinary Arts Internship
- Hospitality Facilities Management
- Food Operations Management
- Bar and Beverage Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Principles of Accounting