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Undergraduate Certificate Brewing Science

Sacred Heart University

The first Brewing Science program in Connecticut.

The Brewing Science Certificate is a valuable gateway to the brewing industry, and a way for those already in the industry to bolster their resume with broad skills rooted in brewing science.

The program includes training in the following topics, among others:

Coursework is hybrid, in the evenings and on weekends. At 22 credits, the program is designed to be completed in just under one year.

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Our instructors are craft brewing leaders, fermentation scientists and business professionals, giving a comprehensive approach to your brewing science education.

Students visit breweries and other facilities important to the brewing industry, and complete a semester-long internship at one of our partner breweries, allowing hands-on practical experience and the cultivation of relationships with employers and brewery stakeholders.

Additionally, the Craft Beverage Brewing course is taught in SHU's Brew Lab in the Area Two Experimental Brewery at nearby Two Roads Brewing Co., named one of the ten best breweries in the country.

Completing the brewing science certificate qualifies students to sit for the Cicerone Certification Program Certified Beer Server exam, which certifies essential knowledge and tasting skill in the industry. Students will also complete OSHA 10 and Brewers Association Safety Certifications, as well as the ServSafe Alcohol Certification.

This certificate is designed to advance the skills and bolster the resumes of those currently in the industry or homebrewers or non-brewers looking to get a strong start in the brewing industry. The experience and knowledge students gain through the program make them competitive candidates in the booming craft beverage job market. Our curriculum provides a solid foundation and competitive resume-building skills for the following brewing industry roles, among others:

Our program is guided by an advisory team of top industry professionals and experts in brewing science and business.

Sacred Heart University offers you industry partnerships, world-class facilities, and a central location near prominent breweries of the Northeast – the opportunity to earn your Brewing Science Certificate through hands-on learning and a robust network.

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The New England Brewing Company African American Brewers Scholarship and the Athletic Brewing Company Scholarship each cover the full cost of education for one eligible student. To be eligible, a student must be admitted to the Brewing Science program, of Black or African American race, with priority consideration given to students residing in Connecticut and demonstrating financial need as determined by submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). An interview may be required, but no separate application is necessary.

The CT Pink Boots Society Scholarship for Women in Brewing covers the full cost of education for one eligible student. To be eligible, a student must be a woman, defined as those that identify as female or non-binary, admitted to the Brewing Science program, with priority consideration given to students residing in Connecticut and demonstrating financial need as determined by submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). An interview may be required, but no separate application is necessary.

Applications are currently being accepted for the next cohort, which begins May 2022. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until the cohort is full.

For information about the Brewing Science Certificate, contact the Office of Admissions at 203-371-7880 or brewsci@sacredheart.edu.

To view Brewing Science Certificate costs, visit Tuition & Fees and select St. Vincent's College. 

You may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of federal student aid. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will work with you to maximize the federal aid that you are eligible for and discuss alternative student loan options, if needed, but the first step is to complete the FAFSA; use School Code 001403. Once you have been admitted and submitted an enrollment deposit, you must also complete the Brewing Science Certificate Financial Aid Application and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Assistance via SHUAwards > Menu > My Documents & Messages.

The Brewing Science Certificate is approved for VA benefits.

For information about federal student aid, scholarships or VA benefits, contact Colleen Mulrooney, Director of Student Financial Assistance, at mulrooneyc@sacredheart.edu or 203-371-7980.

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Requirements

Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
1 year

Duration

Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time