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Minors

Students in majors outside of the HTE Department can pair their major with an HTE minor plan.

A grade of "C" or better is required for courses in this program to count toward the bachelor's degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

All courses are 3 credits.


Beverage Management

A grade of “C” or higher is required for required courses in this program to count toward the Minor. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

Required Minor Courses (21 credits)

  • BVG 3010 Beers of the World 3 credits
  • BVG 3613 Wine Fundamentals 3 credits
  • BVG 3683 Beer & Spirits 3 credits
  • BVG 3950 Beverage Promotion 3 credits

Select three of the following courses:

  • BVG 2015 Beverage Fundamentals 3 credits
  • BVG 3220 Beer & Food* 3 credits
  • BVG 3750 Alcohol Beverage Law* 3 credits
  • BVG 4010 Beer Styles & Service* 3 credits
  • BVG 4613 Wines of the Old World 3 credits
  • BVG 4623 Wines of the New World 3 credits
  • BVG 4633 Wine & Food* 3 credits
  • BVG 4950 Enology: The Making of Wine* 3 credits

*Course has prerequisites. Please consult MSU Denver catalog.

Total for Minor: 21 credits

Download the course descriptions


Brewery Operations

The Brewery Operations Minor at Metropolitan State University of Denver provides unparralled knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to succeed professionally in the craft beer world. Whether your passion is the science and production of beer or the business and hospitality side of the beer industry, obtaining your minor in Brewery Operations will give you a great start towards a career in beer. There are two tracks to choose from within this minor. The "Brewery Operations" Track allows you to focuse on the management and hospitality side of beer whereas the "Science" Track focuses more on the Chemistry and Biology that helps to create beer. Both degrees will allow you to work towards production, Cicerone Certification and Sensory Excellence.

Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request that courses be transferred to meet part of the minor requirements.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students. To be awarded the minor, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Earn at least a “C” or better in each of the minor courses.

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this minor should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-615-1616 to schedule an appointment for an advising session with the lead of the Brewing Program.

Required Courses for either track:

  • BVG 2350 Brewery Mechanics 3 credits
  • BVG 3010 Beers of the World 3 credits
  • BVG 4010 Beer Styles and Service* 3 credits

Science Track (Option 1)

  • BVG 3810 Sensory Quality Analyis of Beer* 3 credits
  • BVG 4220 Brewing Fermentation* 3 credits
  • BVG 4350 Brewing Science* 3 credits
  • BVG 4810 Brewing Quality Analysis* 3 credits

Operations Track (Option 2)

Choose four of the following six courses:

  • BVG 3220 Beer & Food* 3 credits
  • BVG 3350 Brewery Operations* 3 credits
  • BVG 3683 Beer and Spirits 3 credits
  • BVG 3750 Alcohol Beverage Law* 3 credits
  • BVG 3810 Sensory Quality Analyis of Beer* 3 credits
  • BVG 3950 Beverage Promotions 3 credits

*Course has prerequisites. Please consult MSU Denver catalog.

Total for Minor: 21 credits

Download the course descriptions 


Event and Meeting Management

Event & Meeting Management Minor A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses in this program to count toward the Minor. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

Required Minor Courses:

  • EVT 2010 Event Industry 3 credits
  • EVT 2020 Event Project Planning 3 credits
  • EVT 3000 Event Catering Strategies* 3 credits
  • EVT 3010 Event Support Systems* 3 credits
  • EVT 4020 Event & Meeting Contracting* 3 credits

Subtotal:15 credits

Choose two of the following:

  • EVT 3100 Corporate Meetings* 3 credits
  • EVT 3200 Conventions & Trade Shows* 3 credits
  • EVT 4100 Special Event & Wedding Production* 3 credits
  • EVT 4200 Global Meetings & Events* 3 credits

Subtotal: 6 credits

Total for Minor: 21 credits

*Course has prerequisite(s); check current MSU Denver catalog for requirements.


Hotel Management

A grade of “C” higher is required for courses to count towards the Minor. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

Required Minor Courses (24 credits)

  • HTE 3550 Human Resources for Hospitality 3 credits
  • HTE 4730 Hospitality Negotiations & Sales 3 credits
  • HTE 4750 Hospitality Leadership 3 credits
  • HTL 1010 Hotel Industry Fundamentals** 3 credits
  • HTL 2512 Hotel Front Office 3 credits
  • HTL 3522 Hotel Housekeeping 3 credits
  • HTL 3652 Hotel Property Management 3 credits

*course must be taken within first 12 credit hours of entering program

Total credits: 21 (+3 hours additional prerequisites)


Restaurant Management

A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses in this program to count toward the Minor. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

Required Courses:

  • BVG 2015 Beverage Fundamentals 3 credits
  • RST 1550 Food Fundamentals 3 credits
  • RST 2550 Food Preparation & Science* 3 credits
  • RST 3550 Food Production & Service* 3 credits
  • RST 3600 Cost Controls for Food & Beverage 3 credits
  • RST 4500 Concept Development for Restaurants* 3 credits

*Course has prerequisite(s). Consult current catalog for details.

Subtotal: 18 credits

OPTIONAL Courses – Select one of the following courses:

  • HTE 3550 Hospitality Human Resources 3 credits
  • HTE 3580 Legal Aspects of Hospitality 3 credits
  • HTE 3570 Marketing for Hospitality 3 credits

Subtotal: 3 credits

Total for Minor: 21 credits


Travel & Tourism Management

A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses in this program to count toward the Minor. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

Leisure Tourism Minor (21 credits)

Required Courses:

  • TTM 1000 Travel & Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 1800 Tourism Technology 3 credits
  • TTM 3200 Itinerary Design 3 credits
  • TTM 3800 Cruise Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 4100 Adventure Travel 3 credits
  • TTM 4800 Inbound Tourism 3 credits

Subtotal: 18 credits

Choose one of the following courses:

  • TTM 3000 Sustainable Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 3700 Global Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 4200 Ecotourism 3 credits

Total for Minor: 21 credits

Corporate Travel Minor (21 credits)

Required Courses:

  • ACC 1010 Fundamentals of Accounting 3 credits
  • HTE 3250 Managerial Accounting for Hospitality 3 credits
  • HTE 3550 Human Resources for Hospitality 3 credits
  • TTM 1000 Travel and Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 1800 Tourism Technology 3 credits
  • TTM 3200 Itinerary Design 3 credits
  • TTM 3400 Corporate Travel 3 credits

Total for Minor: 21 credits


Urban Agriculture

A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses in this program to count toward the Minor. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

Required Minor Courses:

  • GEG 1910 Global Water Concerns 3 credits
  • RST 1550 Food Fundamentals 3 credits
  • UA 2735 Urban Vegetable Farming 3 credits
  • UA 3605 Agribusiness Operations 3 credits
  • UA 3765 Greenhouse Operations 3 credits
  • UA 3875 Food Preservation Techniques 3 credits
  • UA 3905 Farm to Table Sustainability 3 credits

Total credits: 21


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