TWU Becomes First In State To Offer Culinary Bachelor’s Degree

June 12, 2008

Community college students will be able to combine their culinary knowledge with food service management skills due to the new bachelor of applied sciences in culinary science and food service management degree offered by Texas Woman’s University.

TWU became the first in the state to offer a culinary bachelor’s degree when the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved this new degree program recently.

“Today’s chefs are doing more than cooking in the kitchen,” said Chandan Prasad, professor and chair for the TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. “They are becoming more responsible for the business side of the food service industry, including marketing, bookkeeping and human resources. An extensive knowledge of nutrition principles also is becoming a requirement in today’s health conscious environment.”

Houston Community College students who complete an associate of applied sciences in culinary arts degree are eligible for the program.

Applications are currently being accepted for the TWU BAS in culinary science and food service management degree program, which begins at the TWU Denton campus this fall. For more information or to apply, visit, call 940-898-2636 or e-mail

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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