Brewing Minor

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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 a fast growing industry.


Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
Kendall Hall
129 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

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
SAFS 517Advanced Aspects of Brewing4
Elective in Business/Finance: Choose one:4
Applied Marketing
Managerial Accounting
Survey of Accounting
Financial Accounting
Agribusiness Economics and Management
Survey of Marketing
Topics 1
Elective in Food/Culture: Choose one: 4
Introduction to Food Management
Introduction to Food and Service Management
International Wine and Beverage
Foreign Cultures 2
Food Science: Principle and Practice
Total Credits20

Take a peek inside the UNH Brewing Science Laboratory where students can gain well-rounded knowledge to prepare them for the rapidly growing brewing industry. In response to the rise in the number of breweries and increased entrepreneurial interest in the business, the University of New Hampshire has designed a minor program that introduces students to the science, engineering and business process. The hands-on course helps train students for careers in micro and traditional brewing and gives them the much needed skills and understanding of the intricate steps in brewing from agriculture production of raw materials to the chemistry behind quality control and distribution channels of the final product.

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