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Major in Viticulture and Enology

Viticulture and Enology is a major within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).  All students are required to fulfill CALS graduation requirements, in addition to major requirements. For our brochure, click here.

In summer 2016, the Viticulture & Enology program transitioned to a combined curriculum for both students interested in Viticulture and those interested in Enology.

The new Combined Curriculum for Viticulture & Enology is available here.


This new combined curriculum continues our commitment to providing a solid grounding in biology and chemistry, as well as provides students the flexibility to pursue a wider selection of elective courses.  Students in viticulture and enology can take classes in business, plant science, food science and other areas of interest.  Find a complete list of viticulture and enology courses and descriptions on the Cornell University Courses of Study website.  For information on pursuing a minor in business, please see the The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management information regarding minors.

Students who matriculated under the previous divided curriculums may choose the curriculum to complete for graduation. For reference, you can view those curriculums here: View Viticulture Curriculum (pdf)  View Enology Curriculum (pdf)

In addition to course requirements, students are required to complete:

  1. Capstone project - capstone form (pdf)
    The capstone project will demonstrate a student’s synthesis of knowledge across course requirements.  Projects are flexible and will be determined by the student, with input from the project advisor, by the end of the junior year.  Students complete a capstone course in the fall of their senior year to plan and identify resources for their project.  
  2. Internshipinternship learning contract (pdf) 
    Students must complete at least one internship before degree completion.  A learning contract between the student, internship supervisor, and the student’s advisor must also be completed prior to beginning the internship.  For more information, visit our internships page.