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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
WINE 21 Introduction to Grapes and Wines & Other Fermented Beverages
(Brock: OEVI 1P20: Introduction to Wines)
BIOL 111 Biology for Science Majors I
(Brock: BIOL 1P91: Concepts in Biology I)
BIOL 121 Biology for Science Majors II
(Brock: BIOL IP92: Concepts in Biology II)
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
or CHEM 112 Introductory Chemistry I
(Brock: CHEM 1P91: Chemical Principles and Properties I)
CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry II
(Brock: CHEM 1P92: Chemical Principles and Properties)
MATH 112 Calculus I
(Brock: MATH 1P97: Calculus with Applications)
STAT 121 Elementary Statistics
(Brock: BIOL 1P96: Fundamental Skills in Biological Sciences))
Two (2) courses in the Humanities or Social Sciences eligible for Brock University credit1
(Brock: Humanities or Social Science Context Requirement)
One of:
PHYS 112 Introductory Physics I
(Brock: PHYS 1P22: Introductory Physics II)
COSC 122 Computer Fluency
(Brock: APCO 1P50: Integrity and Literacy in the Information Age)
Year Two
BIOL 211 Cell Biology
(Brock: 2P03: Cell Biology)
BIOL 228 Introductory Microbiology
(Brock: BIOL 2P98: Principles of Microbiology)
BIOL 220 Introductory Biochemistry
(Brock: 3P01: Metabolic Biochemistry)
CHEM 226 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
(Brock: 2P42: Introduction to Analytical Chemistry)
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry I
(Brock University Course: CHEM 2P20: Organic Chemistry I)
Plus a maximum of 2.5 Brock credits of the following:
BIOL 251 Vascular Plants
(Brock: BIOL 2P94: Plant Biology: Growth and Development)
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
(Brock: CHEM 2P21: Organic Chemistry II)
BIOL 224 Principles of Genetics
(Brock: BTEC 3P50/BIOL 3P50 Molecular Genetics)
Two (2) courses in the Humanities or Social Sciences eligible for Brock University credit1
(Brock: Humanities of Social Science Context Requirement)
Any course(s) transferable for Brock University credit(s)2
(Brock: unspecified elective)
1 Consult the Brock OEVI program advisor for eligible Social Sciences or Humanities courses. The equivalent of 1.0 Brock credits of Humanities courses and 1.0 Brock credits of Social Sciences courses must be taken either at Okanagan College or Brock University to fulfill Brock Program requirements.
2 Consult the Brock OEVI program advisor for eligible Unspecified Elective courses

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 is 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

Program Area:

Science (University Studies)

Campus (Intake):

  • Vernon (Sep)
    Not all courses offered
  • Penticton (Sep)
    Not all courses offered
  • Salmon Arm (Sep)
    Not all courses offered
  • Kelowna (Sep)
    Entire program at this campus




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


2022-23: $5,045.60

  • Fees listed are for first year (two semesters) for a typical, full-time student taking 5 courses per semester.
  • WINE 21 is not included in the fees listed. See more on WINE 21.
  • 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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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022