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Brewing Science (BREW)


The craft beer and beverage industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States and many other parts of the world.

The Brewing Science degree program provides knowledge and skills related to introductory and advanced production processes, finishing and packaging techniques, product analysis, and operation of brewing facilities. Cooperative education experiences add to the student's career-readiness.

Graduates of the Brewing Science program earn an Associate of Science degree, and are qualified for employment opportunities in many areas of the craft beverage industry including brewer/assistant brewer, cellar manager, or brewery manager.

Program Code



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in many areas of the craft beverage industry

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Assistant brewer
  • Brewer
  • Cellar manager
  • Brewery manager

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

New program; no graduates yet

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • New program; co-op employers being determined


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Brewing Science (BREW)

Student applicants must be at least 21 years of age before entering the program. Applicants must be able to work in a physically demanding environment including, but not limited to, standing in a hot and wet work area for extended lengths of time, climbing stairs, repeatedly lifting equipment and products weighing up to 55 lbs., and safely maneuvering by hand equipment that weighs up to 170 lbs.

First Year
Semester 1LecLabCredits
BREW 110Brewing Sanitation and Safety ( B) 202
BREW 120Brewing Technology and Calculations ( T) 132
CHE 110Fundamentals of Chemistry ( G) 334
HRM 110Food and Beverage Cost Control ( B) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)  223
Semester 2  
BREW 130Brewing Production ( T) 244
BREW 140Brewing Ingredients ( T) 132
BREW 150Applied Brewing Microbiology ( T) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
BUS 190Professional Practices 101
Semester 3  
BREW X9X Cooperative Education Elective: Brewing Science (T)  1402
Second Year
Semester 4  
ACC 101Financial Accounting ( B) 223
BREW 160Sensory Evaluation of Beer ( T) 303
BREW 210Beverage Marketing and Sales ( T) 303
BREW 220Brewing Packaging, Materials, and Quality Control ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
BREW 240Legal Issues in Brewing and Beverages ( T) 303
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics ( G) 303
BREW 230Advanced Brewing Production ( T) 334
Arts/Humanities Elective (B)  303
Total Credits:  516562
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning3
MAT 120Technical Mathematics3
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics3
MAT 125Algebra and Trigonometry4
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication (Arts/Humanities Elective)3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Cooperative Education Elective (2 credits required)
BREW 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Brewing Science1
BREW 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Brewing Science1
BREW 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Brewing Science2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Carla Gesell-Streeter, MA, Cicerone Certified Beer Server, Master Brewers Assn of the Americas Associate Beer Steward
(513) 569-5740
Co-op Coordinator
Scott Holubetz, AAB, AOS, BA
(513) 569-5814
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