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Programs

Craft Brewing
College of the Sciences
Craft Brewing
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Katie Kuntz
509-963-1386
katie.kuntz@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/biology
Introduction

CWU is the only university offering a four-year craft brewing degree program in Washington. With this program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the brewing sciences. The degree is built on a strong science foundation and focuses on content, experience, and skills in brewing science along with analytical laboratory techniques and brewery business management.

Opportunities

America's appetite for craft beers is growing like never before—sales of craft beers grew by more than $1 billion in 2011, from $7.6 to $8.7 billion. A major challenge for this growing industry is finding properly qualified employees for their growing businesses. Not only are brewers needed, but also graduates from other academic disciplines who have an understanding of the craft beer industry.

Why this program?

At CWU, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Craft Brewing or a Craft Brewing Certificate. CWU's craft brewing program is ranked No. 1 by America Unraveled. Students perform experiments and receive hands on instruction in all aspects of the craft brew business from industry professionals. Our graduates are prepared for careers in brewing production, quality assurance, brewery management, beer merchandising, product distribution, brewing technology, packaging, safety, sanitation, sensory evaluation, and entrepreneurship.

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Why Craft Brewing at CWU?

CWU is the only university offering a four-year craft brewing degree program in Washington with a focus on the science of brewing.

America’s brewing industry is growing like never before. Sales of craft brews are surging—up 18 percent last year—and the number of small breweries in the US has mushroomed to more than 3,400.

Industry growth means demand is high for skilled and knowledgeable craft brewing professional.

CWU’s brewing program is built on a strong science foundation and focuses on content, experience, and skills in brewing science along with analytical laboratory techniques and brewery business management.

CWU graduates are prepared for the real world and have a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to work in the craft brewing industry.

Craft Brewing students perform experiments and receive hands on instruction from industry professionals in all aspects of the craft brew business.

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Choose craft brewing at CWU, the experience of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?

Careers in Craft Brewing

Graduates of the craft brewing program are prepared for successful careers and work at craft breweries in various positions around the world including:

Brewery Owner

Brewer

Quality Assurance

Brewery Management

Beer Merchandising

Product Packaging and Distribution

Brewing Technology

Sensory Evaluation

Points of Pride

CWU is the only university offering a four-year craft brewing degree program in Washington with a focus on the science of brewing.

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