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The University of Missouri offers a food science degree with an emphasis in enology, providing students with in-depth education in the science and business of wine production.

Undergraduate students in this program, the first of its kind in the Midwest, will receive degrees in food science with at least 19 credit hours in enology and viticulture.


Plant Sciences offers two viticulture courses, PS3240, Viticulture I and PS4340, Viticulture II. Division undergraduate emphasis areas are in the process of being consolidated and planning is under way for viticulture-interest students to be included in a viticulture track within in the Crop Management or Horticultural Science and Design emphasis areas. For more information, please contact Dr. Reid Smeda (573-882-1329 or

Viticulture and Enology Minor

The Viticulture and Enology Minor is for students interested in pursuing the broad career options available in the rapidly growing Midwest grape and wine industry. The curriculum consists of a diverse mixture of foundational and specialized courses from both Plant Sciences and Food Science. Students will learn skills from establishment of grape vines, culturing, and wine making. This integrated minor will benefit students seeking career options as well as the novice pursuing a hobby.


Missouri Grape Growers Association Scholarship - For upperclassmen studying viticulture.

Caraker Law Firm Enology & Viticulture Scholarship - First preference to graduate students studying viticulture or enology. Preference given to students actively engaged in research projects or internships in the wine and grape industry.

Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Endowment Fund - Primary use of the fund is to support undergraduate or graduate students studying viticulture and/or enology. Preference is given to students with financial need.