Undergraduate Minor
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus
Food Science and Technology

Enology and Viticulture are the two disciplines of wine production. Courses in enology provide a scientifically-based understanding of wine production. Conversely, supporting course work in horticulture, botany and crop and soil science, help students develop an understanding of the interaction between grape production and winemaking.

Graduates in this option will possess the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and associated practical skills to become independently thinking and successful winemakers, or to work in related areas requiring an understanding of the science of wine.

Courses specific to the Enology and Viticulture option include Grapevine Growth and Physiology, Principles and Practices of Vineyard Management,  Soil Science; Introduction to Insect Pest Management; Introduction to Plant Pathology, Weed Management; Introduction to Wines, Beers, and Spirits; Wine Production Principles; Wine Production, Analysis, and Sensory Evaluation; and Topics in Fermentation.


Relevant Minors – Enology and Viticulture Option

(Be sure to declare your Minor through the Office of the Registrar) Food Science and Technology undergraduates are not required to take a minor; however there are minors available at Oregon State University which are particularly complementary to the B.S. Degree in Food Science & Technology: Enology and Viticulture Option.

These Minors are:

Business & Entrepreneurship: A Minor in Business & Entrepreneurship requiring a minimum of 28 additional credits is available. All courses need to be taken on a graded basis with a 2.50 minimum overall GPA achievement. Additional information and specific courses needed for this minor may be found in the General Catalog. Students need to contact the College of Business, Office of Student Services, 214 Bexell Hall for the application form. 541.737.3716.

Also available through the College of Business is the Innovation Management Double Degree focusing on the development and commercialization of new ideas.  FST Students completing this program earn a secondary degree (to the Bachelor of Science in FST) in IM.

Chemistry: The FST required curriculum includes 27 credits of chemistry courses, distributed among general and organic chemistry and quantitative analysis. This course sequence satisfies the requirements for a Minor in Chemistry. Additional information and specific courses needed for this minor may be found in the General Catalog or by contacting the Chemistry Department, 153 Gilbert Hall. 541-737-2081.

Agricultural Business Management: Offered by the Department of Applied Economics, this minor (consisting of 27 credits) provides tools to help a student analyze and manage agricultural businesses or organizations. Contact Head Advisor Tjodie Richardson | tjrichardson@oregonstate.edu | 541.737.1399.