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Fermentation Science Minor for Chemistry Majors (26-30 credit hours)

Serving tanks at a local breweryRequired Courses (7 credit hours)

FERM 101 (3) Intro to Fermentation Science

Choose four credit hours from the following:

  • FERM 421 (2) Sensory Analysis of Fermented Products
  • FERM 425 (2) Fermented Beverage Production
  • FERM 431 (2) Fermentation in Foods
  • FERM 441 (2) Facility Design and Management
  • FERM 477 (1) Special Topics
  • FERM 478 (2) Special Topics
  • FERM 479 (3) Special Topics
Science Requirement (16-20 credit hours)

BIO 110 (3) Introductory Biology I

BIO 111 (2) Introductory Biology I Laboratory

*BIO 301 (3) Genetics    (*Completion of BIO 110/111 is required to obtain Biology department permission for BIO 301.)

BIO 305 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology

BIO 425 (5) Microbiology

Choose one course from the following (Note: Students who successfully complete and elect to use CHEM 351 or CHEM 451 towards their Chemistry major have demonstrated competency in Biochemistry for the Fermentation Science minor. Credit is only earned once and only applies to graduation requirements once.):

  • CHEM 351 (4) Foundations of Biochemistry
  • CHEM 451 (3) Biochemistry I
Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)

Choose a minimum of three hours from the following list of restricted electives:

  • Any FERM course not elected above
  • FERM 497 (1) Independent Study
  • FERM 498 (2) Independent Study
  • FERM 499 (3) Independent Study
  • HRM 103 (3) Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • HRM 150 (2) Sanitation in the Hospitality Industry
  • HRM 180 (3) Food Production
  • HRM 251 (3) Meal Service Management
  • HRM 340 (3) Cost Controls in the Hospitality Industry
  • HRM 376 (3) Legal Aspects of the Hospitality Industry
  • HRM 470 (3) Hospitality Industry Marketing
  • HRM 485 (3) Beverage Management
  • ACC 240 (3) Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MET 314 (3) Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Other courses with approval of program coordinator     

The Department of Chemistry is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold