Bachelor of Applied Science in Culinary Science and Food Service Management

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The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Culinary Science and Food Service Management degree program was developed by Texas Woman's University in collaboration with affiliated community colleges. The degree builds upon the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Culinary Arts degree (state and SACS approved) to fulfill the growing demand of Chef-Managers and Chef-Scientists. TWU undergraduates majoring in Culinary Science and Food Service Management focus on the academic areas of food service management, food science, and nutrition in combination with culinary science. Facilities available are food preparation and food science lab, culinary lab, food product development and fry lab, sensory evaluation lab, and analytical lab. Students acquire a degree that will maximize career opportunities in culinary programs and the food industry.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.


75 semester credit hours (combination of A.A.S. and TWU courses may vary).

Bachelor of Applied Science in Culinary Science and Food Service Management Program of Study

Second Year
ENG 1023Composition II3
KINS 1902Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness2
KINS 1901Fitness and Health Laboratory1
 Semester Credit Hours6
Third Year
NFS 3081Principles of Culinary Science1
BIOL 1113
  & BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
CHEM 1013
  & CHEM 1011 (Lab)
Introductory Chemistry
   and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Creative Arts Core Upper Level3
 Semester Credit Hours15
NFS 2033
  & NFS 2031 (Lab)
Food Microbiology
   and Food Microbiology Laboratory
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family And Child3
CHEM 1023
  & CHEM 1021 (Lab)
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
   and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
 Semester Credit Hours17
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food3
NFS 4953Cooperative Education3
Multicultural Women's Studies Upper Level3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Fourth Year
NFS 3323
  & NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
   and Food Science Laboratory
NFS 4501Careers in Food and Nutrition1
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Mathematics Core3
Upper Level Elective1
 Semester Credit Hours15
NFS 4023Food Product Development3
NFS 4032
  & NFS 4031 (Lab)
Culinary Nutrition Modification
   and Culinary Nutrition Modification Lab
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems4
NFS 4943Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences3
Upper Level Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 78

Students can complete core curriculum requirements at their A.A.S. school or at TWU. Some additional TWU coursework may be required. Students may transfer up to a maximum of 90 semester credit hours. Texas Woman's University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges to award Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees.

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.