Whether you are a current undergraduate at the University of Kentucky, a non-degree seeking student, an adult learner or you are currently pursuing a degree at another institute of higher education, you are eligible to register for the Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies Undergraduate Certificate.

However, please note that registration varies according to your status.

DWBS Registration Instructions

  • If you are a current undergraduate student at UK, please contact your advisor and asked to be enrolled in the program.
  • If you are post-bac or non-degree seeking student at UK, please contact the DWBS Program Representative, Victoria Pook at
  • If you are an adult learner or a student at a different institution, please create an account as a "New Undergraduate User" at UK's Online Registration Portal.

A note for current UK students:

Students may declare their intent to complete an undergraduate certificate program at any time.  To do so, they should contact the Student Services or Advising Office where their primary major is housed to complete any necessary paperwork to make a major/minor/certificate declaration.  Students should email DWB Director Seth DeBolt ( to declare your intent to complete the certificate, so that you can be added to the appropriate email list to receive information pertaining to the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours from the list of courses below. A&S 306 and PLS 335 are required. Students will select an additional 6 hours from the list of elective courses to complete the certificate.

Course TitleCredit HoursTerm OfferedMinimum Age
A&S 306 Spirit Chemistry3.0RequiredFalln/a
PLS 335Distillation, Wine & Brewing Science3.0RequiredFalln/a
AEN/TSM 341Brewing Science & Technology3.0ElectiveSpring21
FSC 430Sensory Evaluation of Foods3.0ElectiveSpring (odd years)n/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 Writing3.0ElectiveSpringn/a
HIS 130Drugs and Alcohol in Western Civilization, 1492 to the Present3.0Not for credit as below 200.n/a
CME 599Bourbon Production Engineering for Chemical Engineers (CME 415 pre-requisite)3.0ElectiveVariablen/a
EGR 599Bourbon Production Engineering for non-chemical engineers3.0ElectiveVariablen/a