Brewing Science Certificate
Turn your passion for brewing into an exciting, highly rewarding career. Our Brewing Science Certificate program prepares you to excel in a rapidly growing field—where specialized skills are now in high demand.
America’s craft brewing industry is soaring. Production grew 18% by volume and 22% by sales in 2014. Microbreweries are more prevalent now than ever, with over 150 in the mid-Atlantic region.
Combined, America’s breweries account for over 110,000 jobs—the best of which require formal, completed training in brewing science
Good beer doesn’t happen by accident. Brewing is a science. And nobody knows science better than we do.
We’re uniquely positioned to offer the mid-Atlantic region’s first Brewing Science Certificate—and with it a direct pathway to employment and career advancement.
Our post-baccalaureate, 18-credit program delves deep into the biology, chemistry, physics, and math of creating the perfect pint of beer. You will benefit from a team teaching model that combines USciences faculty and facilities with experts from the brewing industry. This exposes you to:
- Practical information and techniques
- Valuable industry connections
- Hands-on experience in a cutting-edge on-site pilot brew lab
Keeping your schedule in mind, we offer flexibility with evening classes and a 1+ or 2+ year(s) path to coursework completion. Following your course completion, you will participate in an internship with one of our exceptional local brewery partners.
Tap into a golden career opportunity. Apply today!
- Fall deadline is August 1
- Fall deadline is March 1
Matthew J. Farber, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
The brewing industry is booming. According to the Brewers Association, the U.S. opens about 1.5 breweries per day. If you’re interested in entering or advancing in this industry, the timing is perfect.