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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Brewery Operations Major, B.S.

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A B.S. 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.

I. General Studies

  • Written Communication (6 credits)
  • Oral Communication (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Literacy (3 credits) *
  • Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
  • Historical (3 credits)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits) *
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences II (3 credits) *
  • Global Diversity (0 or 3 credits)

*General Studies Note: While students are free to select courses from the approved general studies menu , the following courses are highly recommended for brew pub operations majors and often meet prerequisite requirements for required coursework in the major.

II. Major Course Work

D. Operations

III. General Elective Credits

General Studies: 33-36 credits

Major Course Requirements: 62-63 credits

General Elective Credits: 21-25 credits

Total for Degree: 120 credits

Additional Requirements

Multicultural and Senior Experience: In addition to completing the general studics requirements, a student must complele 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 brew pub operations is HTE 4040 Hospitality Senior Research or HTE 4000 Field Experience.

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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