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Craft Brewing

College of the Sciences


About Our Program

CWU Craft Brewing began in 2009 with a partnership between the office of Continuing Education and the College of the Sciences when a certificate program was designed by CWU Faculty, with feedback from an Advisory Board of industry professionals, to address the craft brewing industry’s need for skilled and educated professionals. Five successful years and approximately 60 certificate graduates later, a Bachelor of Science degree in craft brewing was created and launched in the fall of 2015. The interdisciplinary degree, which incorporates classes from the certificate program, was approved on April 20, 2015 by the CWU Board of Trustees and is the first Bachelor of Science degree in Craft Brewing in Washington State.  CWU Craft Brewing now offers both programs, the Craft Brewing Certificate and the Craft Brewing Degree, to best serve our students and their needs.


CWU Craft Brewing addresses the industry's need for highly trained and educated professionals in brewing.


Teaching the Art & Science of Brewing. CWU Craft Brewing bridges the gap between higher education and industry. Our students will master the art, science, business, and technology behind brewing. The program will also provide services that advance quality and innovation of best practices in the brewing industry. 


InnovationApplied learning
University collaborationVersatility
Industry & community partnershipsResearch






CWU Craft Brewing
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
Ph: 509-963-2731
Fax: 509-963-2730

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