Culinology®, a registered trademark of the Research Chefs Association (RCA), merges culinary arts and food science. The Culinology® major is designed to integrate culinary arts and food science and prepare students for positions in food project development, restaurant menu creation, and other similar industry endeavors.
The Dominican University program is approved by the RCA to meet the academic requirements for the Culinology® major designation. An industry internship is required prior to graduation. Advanced training and work experience are required after graduation to be eligible to take one of the two certifying examinations offered by the RCA: Certified Research Chef and Certified Culinary Scientist.
Students must transfer into Dominican University with a completed a two-year Associates of Applied Science degree from an American Culinary Federation (ACF) or equivalent accredited culinary arts program and add the additional years of food science and general liberal arts requirements to obtain the bachelor’s degree. Contact a faculty advisor in the department of nutrition sciences for more information on the Culinology® major.