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The Full Bodied Degree

Craft Beverages, BS

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

To complete your Bachelor of Science in Craft Beverages degree program, you are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in core and general education courses, and 32 semester hours of 300/400 level courses
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average for all college level courses
  • Fulfill the degree requirements in your chosen concentration including the General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree

Learn More About The Craft Beverages Program

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Core Courses (42 credit hours)
LUC College Connections Series: 101, 102, 201, and 202
ENG 101 College Composition I
ENG 351 Media Writing OR 352 Professional Writing OR 355 Writing for Science & Health Professions
MTH 212 Statistics
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics
HST 205 Prohibition
BIO 207 Intro to Public Health
PSY 110 General Psychology
One Enduring Questions course
One Fine Arts course
One Literature course
Two Theology courses

Courses in Major (48 hours)
BUS 101 Business Principles
BUS 201 Accounting I
BUS 203 Management Concepts
BUS 204 Marketing Concepts
BUS 300 Small Business Management
BUS 320 International Business
BUS 330 Legal Environment Business
CHM 140 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
CHL 140 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab
BIO 201 Principles of Biology I
BIL 201 Principles of Biology I Lab
BIO 335 General Microbiology
BIL 335 General Microbiology Lab
BDW 100 Intro to Brewing Science
BDW 110 Sales, Operations & Technology
BDW 200 Fermentation
BDW 210 Styles & Flavors
BDW 300 Distribution, Packaging, & Quality Control
BDW 350 Advanced Brewing & Distilling
BDW 400 Management & Service
BDW 450 Culture & Pairing

Internships (9 hours)
BDW 290        Brewing/Distilling Internship I
BDW 390        Brewing/Distilling Internship II
BDW 490        Brewing/Distilling Internship III

Allied Requirements (9 hours)
BIO 212 Nutrition
SWK 223 Substance Abuse Perspective
PLS 305 Permits, Licensure, Government Regulations

Diversity & Service Learning Components

Certificate in Craft Beverages – 24 credits

  • BDW100 Intro to Brewing Science
  • BDW110 Sale, Operations, & Technology
  • BDW200 Fermentation
  • BDW210 Styles and Flavors
  • BDW300 Distribution, Packaging, & Quality Control
  • BDW350 Advanced Brewing & Distilling
  • BDW400 Management & Service
  • SWK223 Substance Abuse Perspective & Services


Required Hours: 18

BDW 100 Introduction to Brewing Science
BDW 110 Sales, Operations & Technology
BDW 210 Styles & Flavors
BDW 300 Distribution, Packaging & Quality Control
BDW 400 Management & Services
SWK 223 Substance Abuse Perspectives and Services

Students with other majors who are interested in learning about the field of craft beverages can declare a minor. This option may be particularly attractive to some students obtaining Business degrees.