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Ohio University Majors

Certificate in Craft Brewing

Program Overview

This certificate aims to provide students with fundamental principles and concepts of biochemistry, microbiology, and engineering, as well as entrepreneurial aspects and small business ownership, all through the lens of craft brewing. Successful and consistent brewing is largely dependent on a firm understanding of the science behind the process. But craft brewing is far more than brewing science. Craft breweries are small businesses that require specific skillsets for management, planning, marketing, social media presence, and operation. Craft breweries often fail because they do not fully understand and/or appreciate the business skills necessary for small business ownership. Therefore, this program aims to help bring together students with science backgrounds with business-minded students to provide a translational, peer-led learning environment. Bringing these diverse groups of students together will facilitate the exchange of knowledge across disciplines that is lacking in many industries (not only in craft brewing).

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



College of Arts and Sciences 
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 
Phone 740.593.1737
Fax: 740.593.0148

Administrative Contact

Michael Held, contact person

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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