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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Brewing and Distillation Studies Minor

Brewing and Distillation Studies Minor Program Information

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Appalachian Studies
P.O. Box 70435
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710

The Brewing and Distillations Studies minor provides students the knowledge and practical skills for success in various career areas in the craft beverage industry. The interdisciplinary program is built on foundations of scientific thinking, on business, marketing, and entrepreneurial principles, and on an understanding of legal, ethical, social, and historical aspects of alcohol consumption and it impact on communities and economies. Through classroom work and internship experiences, as well as other experiential learning opportunities, students learn to apply creativity and scientific knowledge to become well-rounded and responsible practitioners in the craft beverage industry.

A student minoring in Brewing and Distillation Studies must complete 21 credits of approved courses, including 9 credits in the BRDS core and 12 credits of approved electives. In addition to maintaining an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in the minor, a student must earn a minimum grade of C in each major core course.

Brewing and Distillation Studies Minor: 21 credits

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.


* May be taken when topic is related to the minor.