Johnson & Wales University is a nonprofit university seated in Providence, Rhode Island that focuses its curriculum on career training. The university has a strength in offering career paths to such professions as Business/Management, Hospitality, the Culinary Arts, Teacher Education, and Modern Technology. What they do is combine an academic program that has been fortified by professional experience with real life training that completes the education and delivers the student to the occupation of their choice seamlessly. Johnson & Wales is about preparing you to tackle your job with ease from day one instead of letting sudden immersion in the field teach you the hard way.
Johnson & Wales features a newly expanded online degree program that specializes in the culinary arts. This program was originally devised to train foodservice professionals by adding on to an Associate of Science in Culinary arts or an Associate of Science in Baking & Pastry Arts. By pursuing this program, students can extend their credentials from a two-year degree to a four-year degree, namely a Bachelor’s, using J&W’s well-supported programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management online program is the respective program for students that have an associate degree in Baking & Pastry Arts and want to further their degree online. This program not only expands upon culinary technique, but also equips the student with management for larger scale operations, like a small business, or a supervising position in a kitchen.
The other program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. This is designed for more general food services and is a good degree to use for pursuing a managerial position in a food company. Perhaps you can establish a restaurant of your own and put yourself in charge! Both programs are specifically arranged to work with Johnson & Wales instructors, not teaching assistants, and will exhibit the same quality online as the programs do on campus.
Aside from that, Culinary Arts, Chef Training, and Baking & Pastry Arts are the most popular majors at the university giving it a forte in food services plus the necessary expertise. Aside from that are the popular majors of Business, Management, Marketing, Business Administration & Management, and Foodservice Systems Administration as the remaining prominent fields of study leaving the student populace as being mostly restaurant starters, food management company specialists, et al.
Tuition for full-time students amounts to $21,297 per year and $394 per credit hour. Financial aid is available in the form of merit-based scholarships and some unique programs that benefit the student as well as the university. 85% of students are receiving institutional grants from J&W itself, with patches of federal, state, and local aid to supplement. Aside from providing education that can be compared to that of an academy, the price is actually very low. This makes it very easy for students and distance learners to get the degree they need on the time they manage and the budget they balance.