Feb 06, 2023
About the Program
Program Slogan: “Crafting Leaders in the Beer Industry!”
The Bachelor of Science in Brewery Operations is designed for students and professionals looking to break into or further their career within the competitive beer and brewing industry. Created for those wishing to have baccalaureate level training and for those looking to gain vital credentials and certifications, this degree will prepare them for the challenges they will face once they are employed in the beer world. Brewery professionals are involved in the operations, management, creation and analysis of beer in a brewery setting. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Brewery Operations provides a broad foundation in: 1) practical understanding and implementation of the brewing process, equipment, maintenance, and safety within the physical plant as well as through understanding and the ingredients of beer, 2) chemical and biological analysis and improvement of beer, 3) brewery management and operations, 4) serving and hospitality in the beer world, 5) packaging techniques, 6) draft quality and system design, 7) professional applications of theoretical knowledge. The program is one of the only bachelor degrees related specifically to beer and the brewing industry in the world.
It is particularly unique because it is an expansive course of study based out of the School of Hospitality, Events, and Tourism and is not exclusively a food science degree.
- Develop a range of leadership skills and abilities to succeed in the beer industry, including resourceful and ethical decision making, team interaction skills, and critical & reflective thinking skills within the larger hospitality industry.
- Implement beer production and distribution principles within the increasingly diverse beer industry environment.
- Formulate and apply strategies and techniques to enhance abilities within the scientific and technical realm of the brewing industry.
General Degree Requirements
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation.
- A grade of C or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.
- A minor is not required for this program
General Studies Requirements: 33 credits
Students should consult the General Studies Requirements for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.
- 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)
- Recommended: Many courses in the Science requirement for the degree can fulfill this requirement.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
- Global Diversity (0 or 3 credits**)
** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences.
Multicultural Requirement: 0 or 3 credits
- Students should consult the Multicultural Graduation Requirements for a list of courses that fulfill the Multicultural Requirement for degree completion.
- Many programs include courses that meet this requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement.
Science Courses: 23 credits
Major Core Courses: 42 credits
Major Electives: 9 credits
Select 3 courses
Senior Experience: 3 credits
Summary of Requirements
|General Studies Requirements
|Total Credits for the Brewery Major, B.S.
Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and Multicultural requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.