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Honours Bachelor of Science - Oenology and Viticulture (Brock University transfer program)

This university transfer program enables students to enter directly into year two or three of the Honours Bachelor of Science program in Oenology and Viticulture at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. This undergraduate degree program in oenology and viticulture is the only one of its kind in Canada. The program provides students with a comprehensive scientific education and practical skills related to oenology and viticulture, as well as exposure to marketing and tourism. Graduates may choose to work in a vineyard or winery, pursue graduate studies, become researchers or owners and operators of a vineyard or winery.

The Oenology and Viticulture program considers industry experience to be an essential part of the students' preparation. In order to gain that experience, all students must complete three co-op work terms. Each student is required to do one work-term.

These work terms will be paid positions within the grape and wine industry. Most work terms are within Canada, however, suitable international work terms may be used to meet the program requirements. In addition to the current fees for courses and materials, co-op students are assessed administration fees. For more information on co-op education programs at Brock, please contact Brock University Co-op Programs Office at: http://www.brocku.ca/co-op.

Students who have satisfactorily completed all or most of the courses listed below will be admitted directly to the Brock University Oenology and Viticulture BSc program. Students in the Okanagan College transfer program must attain a minimum grade of 70% in all courses to be transferred.

Admission Requirements

  • Apply for admission to the Associate of Science Degree program.
  • Apply for admission to the Wine 21 and VIT 22 courses through Continuing Studies at the Penticton campus.

Program Outline

Year One
(Brock: OEVI 1P20: Introduction to Wines)
and BIOL 121
(Brock: BIOL 1F90: Concepts in Biology)
and CHEM 121
(Brock: CHEM 1P92: Chemical Principles and Properties)
(Brock: MATH 1P97: Differential & Integral Methods)
(Brock: PHYS 1P23: Fluid, Heat and Light)
(Brock: MATH IP98: Basic Statistical Methods)
Year 1 Humanities transferable for 1.0 University Credit (2)
(Brock: Humanities Context Requirement)
Year Two
and VIT 23
(3) (Brock: Unspecified year-2 science elective, may be used to satisfy "take one of" requirements in years 3 &4 or as an unspecified elective.)
(Brock: BIOL 2P94: Plant Biology: Growth and Development (used in year 3))
(Brock: BIOL 2P98: Principles of Microbiology (used in year 3))
(Brock: unspecified elective)
(Brock University Course: CHEM 2P20: Organic Chemistry I)
(Brock: CHEM 2P21: Organic Chemistry II)
(Brock: CHEM 2P42: Analytical Chemistry)
Year-1 Social science transferable for 1.0 University credit (2)
(Brock: Social Sciences Context Requirement)
Any course transferable for 0.5 University credit (2)
(Brock: must be transferable to Brock University)
(1) No transfer credit if taken by distance education.
(2) Consult with your program advisor and the Brock OEVI program advisor.
(3) Both VIT 22 and VIT 23 must have been successfully completed or no transfer credit will be granted.
Years Three and Four (at Brock University)

Students who have completed the courses listed in years one and two apply directly to Brock University for admission as a transfer student. Contact Brock University for entrance requirements. Application to Okanagan College is not necessary.

Courses to be completed at Okanagan College are listed above. Note that Wine 21 and VIT 22 are offered at the Penticton campus. First-year science courses are offered at Okanagan College campuses in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm. Some second-year science courses are offered at the Kelowna campus and some may be offered at the Vernon campus. BIOL 241 and BIOL 311 are not offered at Okanagan College.

The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University also offers a Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology. This certificate program is intended for those students with a science degree or appropriate grape and wine industry experience who want to improve their academic background in this field. Contact Brock University for more information.

Brock University
Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Telephone: 905-688-5550, ext. 4652 
E-mail: CCOVI@brocku.ca 
Web: http://www.brocku.ca/ccovi

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:

Science (University Studies)




  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time


2012-13: $4,223.56

  • Fees listed are for first year (two semesters) for a typical, full-time student taking 5 courses per semester (1 lecture-based course and 4 courses with lab components). Depending on the campus and the courses selected fees may vary. 
  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


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