The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science program is to provide a comprehensive education on the science of the ingredients of beer, the brewing process, and the analytical methods specific to the brewing industry. This education is fortified by more than 200 hours of brewing experience on state-of-the-art equipment.
The Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science is a program designed specifically to meet the growing need for well-trained, scientifically educated brewers and/or brewing analysts in the craft and industrial brewing sectors.
Overview of the program
The program uses the craft-brewing industry as its model, not only because it is one of the fastest growing industries in North America, but because this industry is representative of the international brewing community and demonstrates a deep appreciation for the rich history of beer and brewing. Our students are encouraged to experiment with recipes and brewing regimens in order to understand how access to ingredients and tradition led to characteristic regional beer styles and how globalization of brewing ingredients has led to a renaissance, some might say resurrection, of flavourful beers.
The program focuses on the brewing process itself and the science underlying it. Graduates will understand brewing at the molecular level and as a result understand why brewing quality beer requires rigorous attention to detail at every step.
Students completing the proposed certificate will be in high demand to fill assistant brewer, head brewer, brewmaster, product analysis/quality control, and R & D positions in both the craft brewing and industrial brewing sectors. They would also be well prepared to start up their own microbrewery should that be their goal.
It is a full-time, 2-semester, 24-credit graduate program that begins in the Fall. The program includes rigorous scientific material and as a result, a B.Sc. in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related discipline, is required for admission. See information on Financial Aid available for this program.
How to Apply:
Read the application instructions on the Bishop’s University Online Application web page and fill-out the Graduate Fall Application form under the Fall heading.
For more information about the program, please communicate with Dr. Alexandre Drouin, at email@example.com.
Dr. Alexandre Drouin
Lennoxville campus - 2600 College St.
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7