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Wine Studies

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Wine studies major

Prepare for a dynamic career in the global wine and hospitality industries with a B.A. or B.S. in wine studies. With Linfield’s multidisciplinary approach, you’ll explore the history and culture of wine, study how grapes are grown and how wine is made, and learn about wine marketing strategies.

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Wine Studies Minor

Pair your wine education with a variety of majors to prepare for a variety of roles in the hospitality and wine industries.

 

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3+2 Program

Through a unique partnership with Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture (ESA) in Angers, France, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years. Students spend three years at Linfield University and two years at ESA, earning either a Bachelor of Arts or Science as well as an International Vintage Master.

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Certificates

Continue your education in the wine industry with Linfield’s certificates in wine marketing or wine management. Offered completely online, these programs allow students to gain new skills and advance their career in a flexible and affordable way.

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Life After Linfield

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Bruce Lundquist '78
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Crushing the wine business
"...the people I came to call lifelong friends from my days as a student are a priceless reminder of how lucky I was and still am, to be a Wildcat."
Domain Serene
Brenna Patterson '12
Domain Serene
Alumni Profile: Brenna Patterson '12
"I had the privilege of working with a local winery during a class project my senior year. It was from this real-world experience that I discovered career opportunities in the wine industry."
grape vines
Bruce Lundquist '78
grape vines
Crushing the wine business
"...the people I came to call lifelong friends from my days as a student are a priceless reminder of how lucky I was and still am, to be a Wildcat."
Domain Serene
Brenna Patterson '12
Domain Serene
Alumni Profile: Brenna Patterson '12
"I had the privilege of working with a local winery during a class project my senior year. It was from this real-world experience that I discovered career opportunities in the wine industry."