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CWU Programs

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Bachelor of Science
Contact Name 
Stacey Ferris
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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.


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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Craft Brewing,
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craft brewing, beer, brewing, business management

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