University Catalog 2023-2024

Brewing Science and Technology (Minor)


Students may declare their desire to complete the Brewing Science and Technology minor by applying through CODA. Students will be assigned an advisor to help them in selecting coursework for the minor.


Dr. Sheppard will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State. Contact Person


Dr. John Sheppard
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs for Bioprocessing Science
129F Schaub Food Science Building


Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits from the list provided below and a grade of C- or better in each course.

Required Courses9
BBS/FS 325Introduction to Brewing Science and Technology3
BBS/FS 326Brewing Practices and Analyses3
BBS/FS 427Brewing Equipment, Controls and Operations3
Elective Courses6
Principles of Food and Bioprocess Engineering
Basics of Food Safety & Quality
Introduction to Microbiological Food Safety Hazards
Food Sanitation
Chemistry of Food and Bioprocessed Materials
Food Microbiology
Analytical Techniques in Food & Bioprocessing Science
Quality Control in Food and Bioprocessing
Food Laws and Regulations