Bachelor of Applied Science in Culinary Science and Food Service Management

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.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

88 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

Third Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
NFS 3081Principles of Culinary Science1
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406) 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
 Semester Credit Hours 12
SpringTCCN
NFS 2033
NFS 2031 (Lab)
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family And Child3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 4953Cooperative Education3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food3
NFS 4123Sensory Evaluation of Food3
NFS 4903 (ST: Food Processing and Unit Operation)Special Topics3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
Upper Level Elective1
Upper Level Elective1
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
NFS 4023Food Product Development3
NFS 4032
NFS 4031 (Lab)
Culinary Nutrition Modification
and Culinary Nutrition Modification Lab
3
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems4
Upper Level Elective1
Upper Level Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  57

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.