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  Sep 20, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Craft Brewing & Pub Operations Major, B.S.

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A B.S. in Craft Brewing & Pub Operations prepares students for work in a brewery setting that also has a food service component. Students learn about the brewing process, how to be product smart and have the managerial and technical skill to deliver and serve quality food products in tandem with beer. Curriculum is informed by industry standards set out by the IBD, Cicerone, Serv-Safe Food and Serv-Safe Alcohol Exam. This is an interdisciplinary major drawing from courses in science, restaurant management, and food production courses.

I. General Studies


Total General Studies: 36-39 credits

*General Studies Note: While students are free to select courses from the approved general studies list  in the university catalog, the following courses are highly recommended for craft brewing and pub operations majors.

Multicultural Graduation Requirement

  • Each student must choose at least one of the courses meeting the Multicultural Graduation Requirement. This may be completed within General Studies’ coursework.

II. Major Course Work

A. Science

B. Interdisciplinary

Major Course Requirement Total: 66-70 credits

Major Coursework Notes

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toward craft brewing and pub operations major requirements.

III. General Elective Credits

General Studies: 36-39 credits

Major Course Requirements: 66-70 credits

General Elective Credits: 11-18 credits

Total for Degree: 120 credits

Additional Requirements

Multicultural and Senior Experience: In addition to completing the general studies requirements, a student must complete a 3 semester hour, multicultural course and a 3-semester hour, senior experience course, or selection of courses, to be awarded a bachelor’s degree from MSU Denver. The multicultural course docs not require 3 semester hours as a separate category and can be taken in the major, minor, or as an elective. The designated senior experience course for Craft Brewing & Pub Operations is BVG 4000 - Applied Brewing Operations  

Present Adult CPR and First Aid Certification at stage of graduation: Students can take this course independently or as offered through Campus Recreation (two year certification for $60).

Maintain a grade point average of 2.5.

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