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Minor in Viticulture and Enology

Students who minor in Viticulture and Enology will learn the importance of grape growing and wine making. A minor in Viticulture and Enology will be useful to any student desiring to learn more about the juice and wine industry from the growing of grapes to harvest, processing and product evaluation.

The minor in Viticulture and Enology requires at least 16 credits of course work outlined below. Nine of those credits must be taken at the 300-400 level and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. No more than 4 credits of VIT_ENOL 399, 495, 496, 497, or 499 may be used toward this minor. Students interested in minoring in Viticulture and Enology should contact Colette Casavant at Pullman, or 509-335-8406, or Mysti Meiers at Tri-Cities, or 509-372-7472.

Courses and Titles followed by Pre-requisites if applicable for a Minor in Viticulture and Enology Credit Hours
Required Courses:

  • VIT_ENOL 113: Introduction to Wines & Vines
  • VIT_ENOL 313: Viticulture (BIOLOGY 106, 107, 120 or HORT 202)
  • VIT_ENOL 422: Sensory Evaluation of Food & Wine (STAT 212; FS 110 or VIT_ENOL 113)
Nine Credits
Elective Courses:

In addition to the nine credits of required Viticulture and Enology coursework, students will also select an additional seven credits of coursework to fulfill the 16 credit requirement for the minor. At least three of these seven credits must be upper division. Courses not on this list may be used with advisor approval.

Possible Elective Courses:

  • SOIL_SCI 201: Soil: A Living System (3 cr.)
  • PL_P 300: Diseases of Fruit Crops (2 cr.; BIOLOGY 120, HORT 310 or HORT 313)
  • HBM 350: Beverage Management (3 cr.)
  • BIOLOGY 420: Plant Physiology (3 cr.; BIOLOGY 106 or 120)
  • FS 460: Food Chemistry (3 cr.; CHEM 345, MBIOS 303)
  • Any course with the VIT_ENOL prefix (varies)
Minimum of Seven Credits

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