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  Sep 20, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Brewery Operations Major, B.S.

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A Bachelor of Science in Brewery Operations prepares students for owning and operating a commercial brewery without a food service component. Students learn about how to deliver a successful product to the marketplace, as well as the biological and chemical processes of brewing. Curriculum is informed by industry standards set out by the IBD and Cicerone. This is an interdisciplinary major drawing from courses in science, law, marketing, accounting, and management.


A grade of “C” or better is required for courses in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs throughout the university may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

I. General Studies


Total for 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 brew 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

D. Beverage - Optional Courses - choose 2 of the 4 following:

E. Operations

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 brewery 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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