Brewing Minor

Through completion of the brewing minor, students will gain a well-rounded knowledge of the brewing industry to complement their major field of study. This series of courses will encompass all aspects of beer brewing from agricultural production of raw ingredients to quality control and distribution of the final product. Undergraduates in any major field of study may minor in brewing.

Brewing is unique in that it requires a balanced knowledge of math, science, engineering, and business as well as an understanding of how and why the product plays an important role in society and culture. With this minor, you will learn how to integrate various fields of study together, a skill which can be applied to any career. You will also gain specific skills and knowledge for the brewing industry.

Minor Requirements

  • Complete 5 courses with a minimum of 20 credits from the courses listed below, with a grade of C- or better.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.
  • Pass/Fail courses may not be used for the minor.
Required Courses:
SAFS 415Introduction to Brewing Art and Science4
SAFS 515Technical Brewing4
Elective in Business/Finance - Select one course:4
Survey of Accounting
Financial Accounting
Agricultural Business Management
Agribusiness Economics and Management
Topics in Management 1
Survey of Marketing
Elective in Food/Culture - Select one course: 4
Agricultural and Food Policy
Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Introduction to Food and Service Management
International Food and Culture
International Wine and Beverage
Foreign Cultures 2
Culinary Arts Skills Development
Food and Culture in Italy
Food Science: Principle and Practice
Elective - Select one course:4
Advanced Topics in Sustainable Agriculture
Total Credits20

MGT 520 Topics in Management - fulfills this elective requirement.


 HIST 425 Foreign Cultures: Beer in World History