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Brewing Science Certificate
We offer the region’s first Brewing Science Certificate—and with it a direct path
to employment and career advancement. Our brewing school is a post-baccalaureate,
18-credit program that dives deep into the science and math of creating the perfect
pint of beer—preparing you to excel in a rapidly growing field where specialized skills
are in high demand. Courses are designed to fit your needs with flexible evening classes,
your choice of a 1+ or 2+ year path to completion, and a cost of $1,000 per credit.
Graduates enter the marketplace in-demand, gaining positions as brewmasters, in quality control, and have even open their own breweries. In fact, 100% of our students were offered job opportunities after graduation.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Our team teaching model combines USciences faculty and facilities with a network of 20+ partners, instructors, and advisors from the brewing industry.
- Hands-on experiences: on-site in a cutting-edge pilot brew lab, and in the field with one of our 13+ internship sites.
- Flexibility with evening classes and your choice of a 1+ or 2+ year path to coursework completion.
- Valuable methods and management practices in Quality Control and Microbiology taught in our lab courses.
- Learn essential lab methods, best practices, and ideal laboratory layout for creating a new quality control lab for your brewery.
Understand fundamental science and process considerations to troubleshoot problems as they arise.
Best practices for brewery design and layout from leaders in the field.
USciences Celebrates Its 198-Year History at Founders' Day
February 18, 2019
With pomp and circumstance, USciences faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends marked 198 years since the University was established at a special Founders' Day ceremony on Feb. 14, 2019.
Weber Scientific, USciences Enter into License Agreement
December 11, 2018
Weber Scientific and USciences announced that they have entered into a license agreement to provide Weber with a license to Farber Pham Diastaticus Medium (FPDM), discovered by Matthew J. Farber, PhD, Director of the University's Brewing Science Certificate Program.
What Kind of Bacteria Are on the Bottom of Our Shoes?
July 10, 2018
Jason Heindl PhD, assistant professor of biology, helped to guide Jenn Frederick from Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia through the kind of bacteria cultivated from the morning show team members' shoes.
Mentorship in USciences' Lab Helps High School Student Advance Research
April 05, 2018
With the guidance of Dr. Heindl, Zhong was able to advance her hypothesis and explore how the bacteriophage viruses can communicate with each other.
Matthew J. Farber, PhD
McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 374
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495