BS Wine and Viticulture

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Program Learning Objectives

  1. An understanding of the fundamental principles of wine grape growing, winemaking, and wine business, both domestically and globally, with in-depth knowledge in a chosen sub-discipline (viticulture, enology, or wine business).
  2. Development of the ability to think critically and creatively, analyze and interpret data, and make reasoned and informed decisions.
  3. Development of effective leadership skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.
  4. An understanding of legal and environmental issues, and sustainability principles, within the wine industry.
  5. A high commitment and respect for cultural diversity.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to collaborate with other wine industry professionals.
  7. Create the desire to engage in lifelong learning.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
  • 60 units upper division
  • GWR
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

WVIT 102Global Wine and Viticulture4
WVIT 202Fundamentals of Enology4
WVIT 233Basic Viticulture4
WVIT 331Advanced Viticulture - Fall4
WVIT 339Internship Wine and Viticulture4
WVIT 343Branded Wine Marketing4
WVIT 423Wine Law and Compliance4
WVIT 442Sensory Evaluation of Wine4
WVIT 463Issues, Trends and Careers in the Wine Industry2
AGB 214Agribusiness Financial Accounting4
BOT 121General Botany (B2 & B4) 14
BRAE 340Irrigation Water Management (B7) 14
CHEM 127General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I (B3 & B4) 14
ECON 222Macroeconomics (D2) 14
MATH 161Calculus for the Life Sciences I (B1) 14
or MATH 141 Calculus I
or MATH 221 Calculus for Business and Economics
SS 120Introductory Soil Science4
STAT 218Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences (B1) 14
Concentration courses (see below)58-60
(See GE program requirements below.)48
Free Electives6-8
Total units180

Concentrations (select one)

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 24 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BMath, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning (no additional units required)
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Major) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Major) 10
B3Physical Science (4 units in Major) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
B7Upper-division elective (4 units in Major) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area DSociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy (4 units in Major) 10
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D5Upper-division elective4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
ELower-division elective4
Total units48