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Option Viticulture and Enology Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Horticulture - College of Agricultural Sciences

The Oregon winegrape industry has experienced steady growth since its beginning in 1961. Oregon now ranks third nationally in the number of wineries, and fourth in wine production and vineyard acreage. Vineyards and wineries have also become an integral part of the Oregon tourism industry.

The viticulture and enology curriculum addresses the educational needs of students planning to enter the winegrape industry as viticulturists, vineyard managers, consultants and professionals. The curriculum involves active learning, providing case studies about real-world situations, enhancing critical thinking skills through understanding the art and science of vineyard and winery production. Viticulture and enology students will be active learners in a multi-disciplinary major. Upon graduation, they will possess the skills prized by employers as managers with the ability to think critically and troubleshoot in the vineyard and winery. They will have a thorough knowledge of vine physiology, vineyard production, winery production and related topics. They will understand how their actions in the field affect the quality of the finished wine. They will be skilled in finding resources and using information to analyze novel situations and solve problems in the industry.

The Viticulture and Enology option uses the new horticulture major core.

Option Requirements

Plant Materials

HORT 251. Temperate Tree Fruit, Berries, Grapes, and Nuts (2)


Select 1 of the following courses:
BI 370. ^Ecology (3)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
HORT 318. ^Applied Ecology of Managed Ecosystems (3)


PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)

Horticultural Communication

HORT 407. Seminar (1)
HORT 411. Horticulture Book Club (1)

Select 1 of the following Writing Intensive Courses:
CROP/SOIL 325. ^Ag and Environmental Predicaments: A Case Study Approach (3) [Terminated spring 2018]
HORT 318. ^Applied Ecology of Managed Ecosystems (3)


HORT/CROP 480. Case Studies in Cropping Systems Management (4)

Horticultural Science and Technology

HORT 360. Irrigation and Drainage (4)

Select 1 of the following courses:
AG 221. Metals and Welding (3)
AG 312. Engine Theory and Operation (3)
AG 391. Farm Implements (3)
AG 425. Developments in Agricultural Mechanics (3)
HORT 285. Permaculture Design and Theory: Certificate Course (4)
HORT 314. Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance (4)
HORT 405. Reading and Conference [Pesticide Applicator Training] (4)
HORT/CROP 414. Precision Agriculture (4)
HORT 495. Horticultural Management Plans (3)
PBG 450. Plant Breeding (4)
SOIL 316. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (4)


HORT 452. Berry and Grape Physiology and Culture (4)
   or HORT 451. Tree Fruit Physiology and Culture (4)
HORT 453. Grapevine Growth and Physiology (3)
HORT 454. Principles and Practices of Vineyard Production (3)

Fermentation Foundation Sciences

CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
   or BB 314/BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4) [BI 314 terminated summer 2017]

Fermentation Science

FST 466. Wine Production Principles (3)
FST 467. Wine Production, Analysis, and Sensory Evaluation (5)

Business Management

Select 1 of the following courses:
AEC 211. Management in Agriculture (4)
AEC 221. Marketing in Agriculture (3)
AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 251. *Introduction to Agricultural and Food Economics (3) 
BA 215. Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 463. Family Business Management (4)

Ecology and Sustainability Ecosystems Courses

Meets Synthesis requirements. Each course must be from a different department.

Contemporary Global Issues

Select 1 of the following courses:
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (3)
BI 306. *^Environmental Ecology (3
CROP 330. *World Food Crops (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
HORT/ENT 331. *Pollinators in Peril (3)
SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)
Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences and Conservation (3)

Science, Technology and Society

Select 1 of the following courses:
ANS 315. *Contentious Social Issues in Animal Agriculture (3)
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (3) [Terminated fall 2017]
BI 348. *Human Ecology (3)
BOT 324. *Fungi in Society (3)
CH 374. *Technology, Energy, and Risk (3)
ENGR 350. *Sustainable Engineering (3)
ENGR 363. *Energy Matters (3)
ENSC 479. *^Environmental Case Studies (3)
FES/TOX 435. *Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)
FES/NR 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FST 421. *Food Law (3)
FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
HORT 330/ENT 300. *Plagues, Pests and Politics (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
HSTS 421. *Technology and Change (4)
NUTR 312. *Issues in Nutrition and Health (3)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
SOIL 395. *World Soil Resources (3)
SUS 304. *Sustainability Assessment (4)

Total credits=57–63


* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Option Code: 613

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