Today is National Beer Day, so, by all means, have a couple brews. But instead of filling up on suds, consider imbibing from the glass of knowledge — courtesy of the University of the Sciences.

USciences today announced the creation of its Brewing Science Certificate program, which will start the process of certifying wort warriors beginning in fall 2015. In the mid-Atlantic region, the USciences' brewing science program is the first of its kind.

"The brewing industry is booming," Dr. Peter B. Berget, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at USciences, said via a release. "If you're interested in entering or advancing in this industry, the timing is perfect."

USciences' brewing course will come in the form of an 18-credit, post-baccalaureate program that focuses intently on "the biology, chemistry, physics, and math of creating the perfect pint of beer." The university expects the course to take one year to complete on a full-time schedule and two years on a part-time schedule.

The program will also include an internship with "a local brewery partner." All told, the training will run $1,100 per credit.

However, before you apply, there are a couple prerequisites you'll have to meet. It is, after all, a graduate-level program:

  • Bachelor's degree* (Highly recommended that your degree is in biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering)
  • College-level competency (B- or better) in at least two of the following: pre-calculus, general biology, general chemistry, or general physics 

USciences does note that it will consider applicants with bachelor's degrees in other fields should they have "significant brewing or analytical experience." So don't count yourself out yet.

If that sounds like you, apply here. The deadline for fall 2015 enrollment is Aug. 1.