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CIA Academics

There is no accelarated degree program at CIA, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

CIA does accept transfer credits. CIA does not offer classes during the summer.

CIA offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at CIA?

CIA has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at CIA

When choosing a major, CIA students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at CIA below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Does CIA Offer Learning Disability Services?

CIA offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does CIA Have An Online Program?

CIA has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does CIA Offer AP Credit?

CIA does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.

Does CIA Have An Honors Program?

CIA does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College..

Does CIA Require Internships?

CIA requires an internship for all students. Internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

CIA does not have any ROTC programs.

Dual Degree Programs at CIA

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

CIA does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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CIA Majors & Subject Areas

Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Culinary Science/Culinology
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Restaurant/Food Services Management

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3,231

Campus Setting

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