Bourbon Studies Minor

Bourbon Studies Minor


A minor in Bourbon Studies 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.

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.

Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.

Why Midway?

17:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Affordability

90% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Support

meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email admissions@midway.edu.

Specific admissions details are available for:
First time students
Homeschool students
Transfer students
KCTCS students
International students
Dual Credit High School Students

What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-11 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

Do I need to submit my high school transcript to apply?

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

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.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

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.

How do I register for classes or sign up for housing?

Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will communicate the Next Steps for you to sign up for an Eagle Prep Registration and explain the Housing Application Process if you plan to live on campus.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at admissions@midway.edu.

A Peek Inside Our Program

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