ASU To Offer Fermentation Sciences Degree
Appalachian State University has received permission from the UNC Board of Governors to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in fermentation sciences. The university expects to enroll students in the new degree program beginning this fall. The interdisciplinary degree will include coursework in advanced chemistry and biology, math, nutrition and business and builds on courses already offered in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry: wine production principles, principles of fermentation science and brewing science. The degree will prepare students for careers in the fermented foods and beverages industry, bio-processing fields, such as fuels, and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to taking required courses, students will be expected to gain practical work experience through internships and research on or off campus to help understand potentials for career choices and opportunities for graduate research and studies.