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Certificate of Proficiency in Brewing Science

The craft brewing industry is soaring in America and the demand for trained and skilled brewing experts has never been higher.

Take your passion and turn it into an exciting and dynamic career!

This program is designed for current U of A students or industry professionals interested in a theoretical and practical introduction to brewing and fermentation, ensuring they are prepared for careers in brewing, operations, packing, quality control, distribution and more.

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Course Requirements

This certificate requires 15 credit hours of coursework. Students can customize their plan of study with electives and internship opportunities.

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Hands-on Experience

Students must complete an internship, special problems or research hours to meet certificate requirements. We have partnered with many companies to give our students hands-on experience through internships in the brewing industry.

Hands-on Experience Options

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Have Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Certificate of Proficiency in Brewing Science.

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Student Spotlight

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Kennon Haynie

"The brewing science certificate at the U of A is an excellent opportunity for traditional and non-traditional students alike to gain both theoretical and applicable education and experience in the brewing industry."

Read more about Kennon's experience in the Brewing Science program

Katie Boykin Katie Boykin portrait

Katie Boykin is the COO of Bentonville Brewing Company and has been in the brewing industry for 5 years.  An active member of the business and brewing community in Arkansas, her favorite part of her job is employee development. 

“The brewing industry is awesome because people get into it  because they have a passion for beer.  What they don’t know is that there is so much more to learn and a million ways to grow your career.  The Brewing Science program at the U of A is going to be a great foundation for the region and for anyone looking to get into the craft beer trade.”