Bachelor of Science in Craft Brewing

About the Craft Brewing, BS

The Craft Brewing, BS program at Central Washington University is committed to building a community of passionate brewers who are excited to learn and grow together. Through our program, you will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the brewing process, from recipe development to packaging and distribution. Our expert faculty members provide a well-rounded education that prepares you for successful careers in the craft brewing industry. We believe that everyone has a place in the world of craft brewing—so, whether you're a seasoned homebrewer or just starting out, we invite you to join our community and discover where you belong.

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Why Study Craft Brewing at CWU?

We are the only Bachelor of Science degree in Craft Brewing in Washington State!

You'll have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and learn from experienced faculty members with strong connections to the craft brewing industry. This means you'll have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and potentially land internships and job opportunities after graduation.

“It’s amazing the number of students who have done an internship and are offered a job right away,” Cole Provence, CWU Hops Research Scientist

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How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 

Careers and Opportunities

There are 450+ breweries in Washington State, which generate over $1.7 billion in economic impact annually and employ over 22,000 people. Start your career in the Washington state craft brewing community.

  • Brewer: As a brewer, you'll be responsible for all aspects of the brewing process, including recipe development, brewing, fermentation, and packaging.
  • Quality Control Specialist: Quality control specialists are responsible for ensuring that the beer produced by a brewery meets high standards of quality and consistency.
  • Sales and Marketing: Sales and marketing professionals are responsible for promoting and selling a brewery's products to consumers and retailers.
  • Distribution and Logistics: Distribution and logistics professionals are responsible for managing the movement of beer from the brewery to retailers and consumers.
  • Entrepreneur: Many graduates of Craft Brewing programs go on to start their own breweries or brewpubs. This requires a combination of brewing skills, business acumen, and creativity.


Job Placement Success

Demand for craft brewing professionals has helped CWU’s Craft Brewing graduates attain a near 100% placement rate.

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