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Understand the beverage industry from producer to consumer.

The world of beverages is becoming more sophisticated and diverse, with growth in industries like wine, spirits, craft brewing, teas, coffees and more. This minor explores the beverage industry and is a collaborative effort of the Department of Hospitality Business Management and UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Jobs in beverage management include those in:

  • Beverage distribution
  • Hotel or resort beverage management
  • Bar or nightclub management
  • Beverage sales and marketing
  • Specialty areas such as wine or craft/brewing/distilling – vintners and brewers

Program Highlights

The minor is open to all majors.

Program Requirements

A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better is required for admission. Admission is on a rolling basis. Submit your application online through UDSIS.

HRIM and HSIM majors may only count 7 credits of HOSP-required major courses toward the minor.

Required Courses (13 credits)

PLSC/ANSFS218 Fermentation Sciences
PLSC128 Science of Wine (1 credit)
ANFS305/HOSP201 Food Science/Food Principles
HOSP418 Beverage Management
HOSP419 Advanced Wine and Beverage Management

Electives (5 credits)

HOSP211 Food Principles Lab (1 credit)
APEC212 Food Retailing and Product Management
HOSP328 International Cuisine and Culture (study abroad; 1-3 credits)
HOSP381 Management of Food and Beverage Operations
PLSC100 Plants and Human Culture
HOSP464 Hospitality International Internship abroad (with approval from advisor; 1-6 credits)


Admissions Information

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