Admission Guidelines

The Undergraduate Certificate in Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies (DWBS) is inclusive of students from all departments and colleges at UK, in addition to non-degree seeking members of the community.

Current UK undergraduates

  1. Obtain approval from your advisor to enroll.
  2. Submit a request through myUK to add the DWBS or DWBO Certificate as an "additional major".
  3. Once submitted, the admissions office will be notified and your transcript will be updated.

Current UK post-bac and non-degree seeking students

  1. Email CAFE Advising and request to enroll in the DWBS Certificate. Please make sure to include your Student ID number in this request.

Students currently enrolled at other academic institutions

  1. Navigate to UK's Online Registration Portal.
  2. Apply to UK as a "Visiting Student".
  3. When prompted to enter your program of study, please indicate "non-degree in Ag", not DWBS.
  4. After being admitted you can email CAFE Advising and request to enroll in the DWBS Certificate. Please make sure to include your Student ID number in this request.

Everyone else

  1. Navigate to UK's Online Registration Portal.
  2. Create an account as a "New Undergraduate User"
  3. Select the Application Category: "Non-degree" and then "Certificate"
  4. Select DWBS (face-to-face) or DWBO (online) as your major

After registering, if you would like to be added to the DWBS listserv, please email Seth DeBolt.

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours from the list of courses below.

  • Required Course: PLS 335 (3 credit hours)
  • Required Course: A&S 306 (3 credit hours)
  • Elective I (3 credit hours)
  • Elective II (3 credit hours)

Course TitleCredit HoursTerm OfferedMinimum Age
A&S 306 Spirit Chemistry3.0RequiredFall/SummerOnline: 21
HRT 335Distillation, Wine & Brewing Science3.0RequiredFall/Spring/Summern/a
AEN/TSM 341Brewing Science & Technology3.0ElectiveFall/Spring21
FSC 430Sensory Evaluation of Foods3.0ElectiveFalln/a
FSC 538Food Fermentation3.0ElectiveSpringn/a
HMT 420Beer, Wine and Spirits Tourism Principles and Practice3.0ElectiveFall21
PLS 336Introduction to Viticulture: Grape Production3.0ElectiveSpringn/a
PLS 337Introduction to Enology: Wine Production3.0ElectiveFall21
PLS 389Wine Appreciation3.0ElectiveFall/Spring21
PLS 395Special Problems in Plant & Soil Science3.0ElectiveFall/Springn/a
PLS 399Experiential Learning in Plant & Soil Science3.0ElectiveFall/Springn/a
WRD 225Craft Writing3.0ElectiveFalln/a
HIS 130Drugs and Alcohol in Western Civilization, 1492 to the Present3.0Not for credit as below 200.n/a
CME 480Bourbon Production Engineering for Chemical Engineers (CME 415 pre-requisite)3.0ElectiveSummern/a
EGR 380Bourbon Production Engineering for non-chemical engineers3.0ElectiveSummern/a