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?

  1. Our team teaching model combines USciences faculty and facilities with a network of 20+ partners, instructors, and advisors from the brewing industry.
  2. Hands-on experiences: on-site in a cutting-edge pilot brew lab, and in the field with one of our 13+ internship sites.
  3. Flexibility with evening classes and your choice of a 1+ or 2+ year path to coursework completion.
  4. Valuable methods and management practices in Quality Control and Microbiology taught in our lab courses.
  5. Learn essential lab methods, best practices, and ideal laboratory layout for creating a new quality control lab for your brewery.
  6. Understand fundamental science and process considerations to troubleshoot problems as they arise.

  7. Best practices for brewery design and layout from leaders in the field.

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Matthew J. Farber, PhD

Office Location:

McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 374


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