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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, and your choice of a 1+ or 2+ year path to completion.

Graduates enter the marketplace in-demand, gaining positions as brewers, packaging leads and  quality control directors.  Some have even open their own breweries. In fact, 99% 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 through collaboration brew days and flexible internship locations to match your career objectives.
  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. With a goal to promote quality in the industry and help businesses thrive, the Malt Brewing Testing Lab offers consulting services, testing and microbiology services, helping ensure consistency, optimize efficiency, or troubleshoot problems.
  7. Understand fundamental science and process considerations to troubleshoot problems during beer production.
  8. 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 371


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