Bachelor of Applied Science in Culinary Science and Food Service Management

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 88 sch (combination of completed A.A.S. and TWU courses may vary)        

CULSCIFOODSERVMGT.BAS       CIP Code: 19.0501.00

Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Culinary Science and Food Service Management is a degree program developed by Texas Woman's University in collaboration with affiliated community colleges. This Research Chefs Association-approved Culinology® program provides a distinct career path for community college graduates pursuing degrees in culinary science and food service management.

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 for executive chefs, food service management specialists, quality assurance and regulatory managers, and food scientists. Students focus on applying their culinary knowledge to nutrition, food science, and research methods.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 3393Principles of Culinary Science3
NFS 4023Food Product Development3
NFS 4032
NFS 4031
Culinary Nutrition Modification
and Culinary Nutrition Modification Lab
3
NFS 4123Sensory Evaluation of Food3
NFS 4503Food Processing and Unit Operations (Food Processing and Unit Operation)3
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems4
NFS 4953Cooperative Education3
Total Semester Credit Hours29

Other Requirements

NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
NFS 3173Culture and Food (GP)3
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
Total Semester Credit Hours25

Electives

Select 1 total sch from1
Food Protection Management
Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Semester Credit Hours1

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

Third Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
NFS 3393Principles of Culinary Science 3
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306) and ( BIOL 1106)4
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021 (Lab)
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1307) and ( CHEM 1107)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SpringTCCN
NFS 2033
NFS 2031 (Lab)
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child 3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 14
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food 3
NFS 4123Sensory Evaluation of Food 3
NFS 4503 (Food Processing and Unit Operation)Food Processing and Unit Operations 3
BUS 3003Principles of Management 3
Upper Level Elective1
 Semester Credit Hours 13
SpringTCCN
NFS 4023Food Product Development 3
NFS 4032
NFS 4031 (Lab)
Culinary Nutrition Modification
and Culinary Nutrition Modification Lab
3
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems 4
NFS 4953Cooperative Education 3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  57

Students can complete core curriculum requirements at their AAS 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.