Brewing Science and Operations, Minor

Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies is proud to offer you our minor in brewing science and operations.

Brewing experts in the St. Louis area will teach you the scientific processes of brewing and fermentation, the engineering operations components of breweries, beer style and evaluation, the process used to manage a brewery, and how fermented beverages impact society. This completely online brewing science and operations minor is specifically targeted at students 21 and over who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in another program at SLU. 


The list of possible jobs in the brewing industry is quite extensive. Graduates with a minor in brewing science and operations will be prepared to pursue various in-demand positions in the following broad categories:

  • Brewing
  • Operations engineering
  • Supply chain management
  • Hospitality industry
  • Business development
  • Sales, marketing and distribution
Select 6 courses from below:18
Brewing Essentials
Brewing & Beer Styles
Conditioning, Packaging & Distribution
Biochemistry of Brewing
Sensory and Beer Services
Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Brewery
Brewery Operations and Accounting
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum of 2.00 GPA and receive a C or better in all minor classes.

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please call 314-526-2825 or email