Brewing Science and Operations, Minor

Partnering with the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation, 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
BREW 1000Brewing Essentials3
BREW 1500Brewing & Beer Styles3
BREW 1750Conditioning, Packaging & Distribution3
BREW 2000Biochemistry of Brewing3
BREW 2500Sensory and Beer Services3
BREW 2750Brewery Operations and Accounting3
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.

Apply for Admission

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