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Washington State University educates the next generation of leaders with solutions. In order to do that, we thrive on multidisciplinary collaborations. The combination of hands-on study, industry connections, and renowned faculty turns out graduates who are job ready, day one. Equipped with the experience, skills, and knowledge to take on challenges and find solutions, our graduates become industry leaders.

Viticulture & Enology students extend science to serve communities at home and around the world. Explore how the fields of Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Biological Systems Engineering, Crop & Soil Sciences, Economic Sciences, and Food Science influence viticulture and enology.

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Our multidisciplinary faculty are among the best in their fields, and they’re gifted at training future scientists and industry leaders. A world-class faculty translates to a premiere education with regional and worldwide impacts.

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More About V&E Education at WSU

Our scientific and hands-on approach to winemaking and grape growing prepares students for careers in the dynamic wine-producing regions of the Pacific Northwest and the global wine industry. While studying at WSU, students apply knowledge learned in the classroom to gain practical experience through required internships in vineyards and wineries. These internships and other applied learning activities like field trips, student research, projects, and volunteer opportunities also provide students with critical networking opportunities where they make connections that translate to the job market.

The 2+2 program gives students a platform to create their unique learning experience. Two campuses provide students with the flexibility of beginning their journey on the Pullman or the Tri-Cities campus. A unique feature of this major: students from each campus will come together to spend their last two years in the Tri-Cities, home to the state-of-the-art Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center. Choose your path!

Pullman Campus

  • A traditional large campus experience
  • Enjoy Pac12 sports
  • Join the CAHNRS peer mentor program
  • Experience a traditional college town setting

Tri-Cities Campus

  • A small urban campus experience
  • Immerse yourself in wine country
  • Participate in cutting-edge research at both the Wine Science Center and the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center