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Get into the spirit with a minor in Bourbon Studies in the heart of Kentucky's bourbon distilling industry. Gain hands-on experience to work in one of Kentucky's signature tourism industries.

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Hours
18 Credit Hours
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Format
Online
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Our 100% online Bourbon Studies minor is a great addition to several of Midway’s undergraduate majors, such as business administration or marketing communications. The focus of this minor is to better understand the culture and business of the Bourbon industry. Courses are designed to give students the history of the industry, learn and talk about the Bourbon tasting experience, understand the role of Bourbon in Kentucky’s tourism and hospitality industry, and be prepared to gain entry level employment in the Bourbon industry or the supporting tourism industry.

Bourbon Studies Curriculum

Add a Bourbon Studies minor to your degree and learn the skills you need to become a part of this important industry.

Bourbon Studies Interview with
Adjunct Faculty Member Tim Knittel

Tim Knittel

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Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at admissions@midway.edu.

Career Outlook

According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Bourbon industry has a $7.6 billion impact on Kentucky’s economy, and since Bourbon studies is only available in Kentucky, Midway University provides the perfect opportunity to enter the industry. The distilling industry provides Kentucky with 15,400 jobs with an annual payroll of $707 million.

Skills and knowledge gained from the curriculum would be beneficial to those seeking employment in the Bourbon industry, tour and visitor center operations, historic and adventure attractions, state parks, and the hotel industry.

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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Affordable

Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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Mark Gill
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Dean, School of Business, Equine and Sport Studies