(College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)
David E. Block, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Department Office. 1162 RMI North Building; 530-752-0380; http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu
The Major Program
The Viticulture & Enology major provides an interdisciplinary education in the biological and physical principles underlying grape and wine production as well as practical knowledge of grape growing (viticulture) and wine making (enology). This program provides the knowledge base for problem-solving and decision-making in commercial grape and wine production.
Preparatory Requirements. Before transferring into the Viticulture & Enology major, students must complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better and with a combined grade point average of at least 2.500 at the University of California (at least 3.000 for similar courses taken at community college) for these and all other preparatory courses. In addition, students’ overall UC GPA must be 2.250 or higher. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
|CHE 002A, 002B, 002C, 008A|
|PHY 001A, 001B or 007A|
Recommendations. Completion of UC Davis equivalents of the following preparatory courses for the major are not required for entry but are highly recommended. Failure to complete these will delay entry into required upper division courses and may thus delay graduation. Some courses may be available at UC Davis during Summer Session:
The Program. The curriculum builds upon a foundation of biology, chemistry, biochemistry and mathematics with specialized courses related to grape and wine production. To complete the program, students may choose to place particular emphasis on viticulture, enology or economics. Credit may also be earned for foreign language study and internships.
Major Advisors. H. Heymann, A. Walker
Related Major Programs. Food Science & Technology; Plant Sciences.
Career Alternatives. Graduates are qualified for a variety of vineyard and winery positions, including production management, quality control
Graduate Study. Several graduate groups offer programs of study leading to advanced degrees in the fields of viticulture and enology. For the M.S. or Ph.D. degree, see Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry (Graduate Group), Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Ecology (Graduate Group), Food Science (Graduate Group), Integrative Genetics & Genomics (Graduate Group), Horticulture & Agronomy (Graduate Group), Microbiology (Graduate Group), Plant Biology (Graduate Group), Plant Pathology, Soils & Biogeochemistry (Graduate Group), and Viticulture & Enology (Graduate Group).