Brewing Minor

Description of 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.

Why 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.

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 415 Introduction to Brewing Art and Science
  • SAFS 515 Technical Brewing (21+ age requirement)
  • Advanced Aspects of Brewing (course number and catalog listing pending)

Elective in Business/Finance: Choose one of the following

  • MGT 598.04 Thinking Like an Entrepreneur
  • ABM 407 Marketing
  • EREC 601 Agribusiness and Economics (prereq EREC 411)
  • ACFI 501 Survey of Accounting*
  • ADMN 502 Financial Accounting*
  • ABM 508 Managerial Accounting*

*Students cannot receive credit for taking more than one of these courses

Elective in Food/Culture: Choose one of the following:

  • HIST 425 Beer in World History (WC Discovery Course)
  • NUTR 550 Food Science (prereq HMGT 403; NUTR 400; CHEM 411 or CHEM 403-404)
  • HMGT 711 International Wine and Beverage (21+ age requirement)
  • HMGT 403 Intro to Food and Beverage Management

How do I complete the Minor in Brewing?

At the beginning of the student’s final semester at UNH, students must complete the Certification of Completion of Minor form. This form requires approval of the Minor Supervisor in Brewing, the student’s advisor, the student’s college dean, and lastly the Registrar’s Office. The minor will appear on the student’s academic record upon completion of coursework and final approval.

For more Information:

Please contact Cheryl Parker
519 Kendall Hall
(603) 862-5417

Questions? Contact:

Cheryl M. Parker

Brewery Manager
Kendall Hall Room 519