Bartending/Bartender Major

This program that prepares individuals to professionally prepare mixed alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and related products and manage bars, lounges, and beverage service operations in the hospitality industry.

Includes instruction in mixology, oenology, accounting and cash management, inventory and cellar management, bar and lounge management, applicable laws and regulations, customer service, and labor/employment regulations.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Bartending/Bartender Major?

If you choose to pursue a degree in Bartending/Bartender, in addition to mixing and serving drinks, you will likely have the tasks of stocking and preparing garnishes for drinks and maintain an adequate supply of ice, glasses, and other bar supplies. You will also wash glassware and utensils and serve food to customers who eat at the bar. Bartenders are usually responsible for ordering and maintaining an inventory of liquor, mixers, and other bar supplies.

 

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