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 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 Coordinator Dr. Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

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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 a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.

As a secondary concentration, Culinary Arts requires 24 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

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

This concentration can be completed through online instruction.

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

Suzanne Balch-Lindsay

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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 201

Phone: 575.562.2314