MTSU Offering Fermentation Science Degree

Posted at 7:24 AM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 10:37:31-05

Middle Tennessee State University is brewing up a new bachelor's degree in Fermentation Science.

MTSU students said beer class is fun but it's no happy hour. Step inside the their lab and you’ll see tanks and tubes, much like a traditional science class.  

These courses in Fermentation Science are setting students up for careers in a variety of fields, and courses range from Wine Appreciation to understanding legal issues, facility design and operations.

Jordan Bevill said it's challenging but he's drinking it all in.

“The science is so complex. It's not like we come in here and drink beer and we laugh and joke around,” Bevill said. “There's a lot of advanced knowledge that's required, which I had no idea.”

Tennessee has more than 60 wineries, 50 breweries and the second largest yogurt manufacturing plant in the world. For more information on the degree, visit MTSU’s website.