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Brewing Laboratory Science Certificate Program – Courses & Requirements

The certificate provides a theoretical background in brewing, the brewing process, and in laboratory analysis of malt, wort, and beer components. American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) laboratory methods and their application to a quality control / quality assurance program in an operational microbrewery are key features of the intensive practical experience associated with the program.

This certificate consists of three courses taken in sequence:

  • You will complete the first course online during the Spring semester.
  • The applied courses at the UNC brewery and lab will be completed back-to-back during the first six-week Summer session on-campus in Greeley (CO). You will attend class and contribute to beer production and testing Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for three weeks for each course.

Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)

To see a typical list of courses per term, visit an example Current Program Students page.

CHEM 370 Introduction to Brewing Science (3)

CHEM 470 Practical Brewing Science (3)

CHEM 479 Advanced Brewing Laboratory Science (3)


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Undergraduate Catalog.

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Time to Completion:
6 months
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Program Coordinator:

Michael Mosher


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