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Department of Viticulture and Enology

Current Students

VE senior class posing for photo in campus vineyard.

Department Description

Current Students

Viticulture & Enology Requirements

University Catalog for Viticulture and Enology requirements


Four-Year Road Map

Set a goal to graduate in four years with degree roadmaps and requirement checklists.


Academic Calendar

First / Last Day of Semester Instruction / Exams / Holidays


Freshmen Connect

Freshman Connect will group first-year freshmen with a Freshman Coach in their first 2 semesters at Fresno State. Emails and Facebook posts will be used to communicate important deadlines and use of resources, as well as opportunities to ask students how their semester is going and if they have any questions. Ultimately, Freshman Connect will provide a peer-to-peer connection to help students be successful in their first year at Fresno State.


For Seniors

Students who have completed 90 or more units are encouraged to visit the SENIOR EXPERIENCE website. This website was created by Academic Enhancement Services so students can make the most of their Senior Experience. This website offers specific information on Graduation Requirements, Commencement and Graduation Ceremonies, Resume and Professional Portfolio Development, a Checklist for Graduation, and much more! These resources can also serve as a helpful tool for faculty and staff advisors.



Vit 194 and Enology 194 provide students with an opportunity to work in the wine industry and receive university credit at the same time. These Internships involve close cooperation between the Department of Viticulture and Enology and the Wine Industry in order to provide students with an opportunity to learn in an industry setting.

Qualified students who have a goal to be successful in the grape and wine industry are encouraged to take these courses. 




In 2016, the Jordan College of Ag hired several professional academic advisors to serve students in all six of the Jordan College departments.  Department of Viticulture and Enology students may contact Nyxy Imes in the Jordan College Advising & Career Development Center (Ag 110) at or call 559 278-4013.



Minors in viticulture or enology have been approved.  Check with your advisor for details.


Resources for Students

Student links to the following topics: Academic support, finances, health and personal wellness, campus life, and getting involved through the Student Affairs office.


Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building Library

The department library named after the legendary faculty member and researcher is home to a special collection of historical and contemporary books, periodicals, and journals relating to the advancement and understanding of the disciplines of viticulture (vine culture) and enology (the science of wine). The library is open to students, as well as staff, faculty, and the community. We encourage students to take advantage of these resources as they fulfill the requirements of their coursework.


Ag One Scholarships

The Ag One Foundation is the primary source for scholarships for students in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. Ag One Foundation scholarship funds are granted through the general University Scholarships program maintained by the Division of Student Affairs. For application information, visit the University Scholarships website at

Over the years donors, members, and volunteers have made it possible for Ag One to award some 5,000 students with more than $8.5 million in scholarship program support.


Fresno State Scholarships

Fresno State awards over a thousand scholarships totaling more than 4.3 million dollars in free money to incoming and continuing students.  Scholarships are offered by various colleges, departments, and organizations to students who meet specific criteria. Regardless of your accomplishments, interests, background, we encourage all students to apply for scholarships.  Click here to learn more and connect to the scholarship application.


Clubs and Organizations

Learn about how our students develop long-lasting friendships; leadership skills; and alumni, industry, and community relationships through our Viticulture Club and Enology Society of Fresno (community weekly wine tastings) student organizations.


Research Assistantships

Students can apply to gain hands-on experience working on innovative scientific projects with faculty and industry partners while helping develop more efficient and sustainable agricultural methods.


Study Abroad

Get more information on how students can gain academic credit and life-changing memories for short-term, semester or year-long study abroad stints around the world through the Division of Continuing and Global Education.



A host of class credit and career-enhancing opportunities are available through the Viticulture and Enology 194 internship class that take advantage of Fresno State's proximity near the nation's leading raisin, table and wine grape industries. 


Job Listings

Students, alumni and employers can take advantage of the HireFresnoState resources website and also post and apply for jobs. Additional assistance is available from the Jordan College career services program.