Brock University

Oenology and Viticulture

Program Information
School: Brock University
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Degree: Bachelor ; Co-op ; Honours
Field of Study: Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Description: This program is designed to meet the growing needs of the grape and wine industries of cool climate regions and is the only one of its kind in Canada. We’ll provide you with a comprehensive scientific education along with exposure to marketing, tourism and wine appreciation. The program encompasses the scientific disciplines pertaining to the grape and wine industry including: sensory science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, genetics, cell and molecular biology, plant physiology and environmental biology. Our graduates may pursue higher education in any of these disciplines.

Industry experience is considered to be an essential part of our your preparation. You’ll participate in a minimum of three four-month work terms. One of these work terms will be in a vineyard setting and one will be at a winery during harvest and crush. Exchange programs exist with Lincoln University in New Zealand, University of Udine in Italy, and Etablissement National d’Enseigement Superior Agronomique de Dijon in France. Graduates from Oenology and Viticulture experience a greater than 90 per cent employment rate within the Canadian and international grape and wine industries.
Website: Oenology and Viticulture at Brock University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
National: $6,277
Scholarships: 11 scholarship(s)
Careers: 2 career(s)
Admission Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*: 75 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions or Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
  • 2 of: Grade 12 Biology or Grade 12 Earth and Space Science or Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 English or Grade 12 Mathematics

Ontario secondary school students must have a minimum of six 4U or 4M courses and have completed the OSSD to be considered for admission (or equivalent). Grade 12 English (U) is strongly recommended.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 6, 2014

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