B.S. in Fermentation Science and Technology

Student Information

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This is a new major, and the development of several courses required in the major and the teaching laboratory will be occurring over the next couple of years. Therefore, it is essential that you contact an adviser prior to, or immediately upon, registering for this major to discuss prerequisites, course availability, and a plan of study.

Students Learn to be Reliable Leaders and Good Citizens

The FST program is built on a foundation of strong scientific and analytical skills, and we are looking for students who share our philosophy that hard work can be fun, and that we all must be good stewards of something larger than ourselves. Our students learn to be strong leaders, good citizens, and practical thinkers, and they understand that good work happens both as an individual and as a team.

Students completing a degree in Fermentation Science and Technology from Colorado State University will be prepared for careers in:

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  • Fermentation Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Food Health and Safety
  • Wine and Brewing Sciences
  • Dairy and Cereal Sciences
  • Bioprocessing / Biotechnology
  • Quality Analysis and Control
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Research and Development
  • Food Microbiology
  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship

The curriculum includes rigorous core scientific requirements and specialized coursework in the production, quality assessment, processing and packaging, and evaluation of value-added health benefits of fermented foods and beverages. Students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the operation and management of the Ramskeller pilot brewery, conduct laboratory research, and complete an internship with one of the local or national industries. Students will be exposed to multiple components of the disciplines ranging from production and management to basic and applied research.

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