Sommelier Management - MINOR

The College of Food Innovation & Technology offers a Sommelier Management minor (15 credits) that strengthens the qualifications of graduates preparing for management careers in the beverage industry. The minor is intended to provide students with the skills and expertise to enhance their major field of studies, particularly in food service management or restaurant management. The added beverage specialization will develop students’ abilities to effectively analyze, serve, sell, market and manage commercially important beverages, especially wine and spirits. There is a focus on food pairing principles, beverage menu development, server staff training, costing methodologies and inventory control systems for the purchase, storage, distribution and sales of beverages.

Sommelier Management


CUL3020Foundations of Wine3
CUL4025Advanced Wine Studies3
CUL4185Sommelier Capstone3
Choose 6 credits from the following: *6
Exploring Cheese
Brewing Arts
Coffee, Tea, and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Specialist
Volcanic Island Wines: The Azores and Madeira **
Mediterranean Wine, Spirits and Cheese **
Spirits and Mixology Management
British Practical Brewing **
Old World Wine Exploration (6 credits) **
The Business of Alcohol Distribution, Retail and Sales
Total Credits15.0

Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites.


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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.