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.