Beverage Service Management - MINOR

The Beverage Service Management minor provides students with an opportunity to acquire deeper understanding and expertise in the beverage field. With its required five courses of beverage studies, the minor enables students to further explore their passion for beverages and develop important theoretical and practical competencies needed to pursue leading, internationally recognized, beer, wine and spirits-based certifications.

Online students must be of legal drinking age: 21 years of age in the U.S. or of minimum legal drinking age in the country where they are attending the course. Please note that we periodically ask students to provide us with a government ID showing their date of birth.

Beverage Service Management


FSM2055Beverage Appreciation *3
Choose four of the following: **12
Foundations of Wine
Brewing Arts
Coffee, Tea and Non-alcoholic Beverage Specialist
Volcanic Island Wines: The Azores and Madeira
New World Wines
Old World Wines
Spirits and Mixology Management
Beer Sommelier Capstone
British Practical Brewing (Study Abroad)
Food & Beverage Marketing and Distribution
The Business of Alcohol Distribution, Retail and Sales
Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics
Beverage Operations Management
Total Credits15.0

FSM2055 Beverage Appreciation is a required course except for students who have completed CUL1365 Exploring Beverages, CUL2235 Contemporary Service and Restaurant Supervision or CUL2510 Contemporary Restaurant Operations and Management.


Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites.

If a minor course is listed as a major course in a student’s major program, the student must choose additional courses from an elective list to complete the minor. Please see the Minors, Specializations and Certificates page for additional information.