College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies

Undergraduate Certificate

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Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/1/2020
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
SPRING 2022
Application Dates: 11/15/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $582.00

Seth DeBolt

Program Director for DWBS and Professor

Department of Horticulture

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky

N-318 Ag. Sci. N

Lexington KY 40546-0091

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Gain insights into a multi-billion-dollar international industry with dynamic career opportunities. Whether you are currently pursuing a college degree or if you are looking to acquire a new qualification, the Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies (DWBS) undergraduate certificate will provide you with the boost you will need to make it in the world of beverage alcohol production. 

Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/1/2020
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
SPRING 2022
Application Dates: 11/15/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $582.00

Turn your dream into a reality

The past 10 years has seen significant investment from the University of Kentucky in faculty, resources and farmland to advance the knowledge on the distillation, wine and brewing industries. The Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies (DWBS) program draws from these expertise and resources. Career options are broad and DWBS alumni are working as new product developers, quality control analysts, vineyard and winery technicians, distillery managers, brewery microbiologist, and more!

When Applying:
- If you are a student currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Kentucky, please contact your advisor to enroll in this undergraduate certificate.
- If you are a new or returning student at the University of Kentucky, please click APPLY NOW in the box above.
- If you are a current nondegree/postbaccalaureate student at the University of Kentucky, please contact the program representative listed on this site for assistance. 

NOTE: This undergraduate certificate program has OPEN APPLICATION DATES. You will be able to apply until all seats for the current term are filled.
The start date for the program follows the university's academic calendar.

View program requirements 

Bourbon is an $8.6 billion signature industry in Kentucky, generating 20,100 jobs with an annual payroll of $1 billion. Kentucky holds more than a third of all distilling jobs in the U.S., boasting an average salary of $95,000 – up 23% since 2009.

Source: Kentucky Distillers' Association Quick Shots 2020.

What our students are saying about Distillation, Wine, and Brewing Studies

  • I strongly recommend this course if you are interested in distillation or just wanting a fun and educational elective!
  • The modules were very interactive and presented the material better than any textbook.
  • The simple yet vast knowledge that was presented for each module covered important aspects and nothing else.
  • VERY patient and willing to help with all assignments.
  • She was very easy to contact and always involved.

Source: Teacher Course Evaluations comments

 

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Seth DeBolt

Program Director for DWBS and Professor

Department of Horticulture

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky

N-318 Ag. Sci. N

Lexington KY 40546-0091

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.