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 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. Contact the DWBS Program Representative, Victoria Pook (

Members of the public

  1. Navigate to UK's Online Registration Portal.
  2. Create an account as a "New Undergraduate User".
  3. 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 Victoria Pook (

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
PLS 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