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:
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.