Brewing Science Certificate - Curriculum & Duration

Prerequisites

The following courses at USciences fulfill prerequisites:

  • General Biology I or Introductory Biology I
  • General Chemistry I and II, or Principles of Chemistry I and II
  • Introductory Physics I and II
  • Mathematical Analysis I or Precalculus

Coursework taken outside of USciences (i.e. through local community colleges) may be acceptable.  View course equivalencies, and contact the Program Director for further discussion.

Required Courses

The following sequence of courses is recommended for completion of the Brewing Science certificate in 16 months.

Course Number Course Name Credits
BS 770 Fundamentals of Brewing Science 3 credits
BS 771 Brewery Engineering 3 credits
BS 773 Microbiology of Beer 2 credits
BS 774 Quality Control Lab 2 credits
BS 775 Project in Brewing Science 3 credits
BS 776 Brewing Science Internship 3 credits
BS 872 Current Topics in Zymurgy 2 credits
  Total Brewing Sciences Certificate Requirement 18 credits

Class Schedule

All classes meet once per week from 6-9pm on Monday or Wednesday evenings.  Please consult the academic calendar for semester start and end dates. 

Students enrolled in Project in Brewing Science conduct projects in the brewing lab, open weekdays and weekends,  based on their own schedule. 

Internship work schedule will be set at the discretion of the internship host site supervisor. 

Suggested Progression of Coursework: 

The USciences Brewing Science coursework can be completed in either 1+ or 2+ years.  Both options are considered part time programs, and give you flexibility for personal or financial reasons. 

If you are enrolled in the 1+ year schedule, you will take multiple courses in the Spring and Summer Semesters.  The 2+ year option, will allow you to take just one course per semester.  All students take Fundamentals of Brewing Science in the first (fall) semester.  At that point, you can consult with the program director and choose the scheduling option that best fits your needs.

1+ Year Schedule

Semester Course Name
Year 1  
Fall Semester BS 770: Fundamentals of Brewing Science
Spring Semester BS 771: Brewing Engineering
BS 774: Quality Control Lab
Summer BS 773: Microbiology of Beer
BS 872: Current Topics in Zymurgy
BS 775: Project in Brewing
Year 2  
Fall Semester BS 776: Brewing Science Internship

2+ Year Schedule

Semester Course Name
Year 1  
Fall Semester BS 770: Fundamentals of Brewing Science
Spring Semester BS 771: Brewing Engineering
Summer Semester BS 773: Microbiology of Beer
Year 2  
Fall Semester BS 775: Project in Brewing
Spring Semester BS 774: Quality Control Lab
Summer BS 872: Current Topics in Zymurgy
Year 3  
Fall Semester BS 776: Brewing Science Internship

 

Contact:

Matthew J. Farber, PhD

Office Location:

McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 374

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7452

Email:

m.farber@usciences.edu