Beer Industry Program
This certificate will provide increased knowledge and understanding of skills as related to the brewing science industry. Students must be accepted to the University and take courses for credit. The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree-seeking students. Student with similar courses in their prior experience may request that courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate.
This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:
- Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to enrollment
- Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the certificate program
- Earn at least a “C” or higher in each of the certificate courses
- Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver
Enrollment in the Brewing Science Certificate may require prior coursework in biology and chemistry. Enrollment is subject to approval by program advisor.
MSU Denver undergraduate students can choose from the following beer industry degree programs:
Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver
The Beer Industry Operations program at MSU Denver works closely with beer industry experts and organizations to advance the industry and increase educational opportunities for our students. A member of the Colorado Brewers Guild, MSU Denver’s Beer Industry Operations program is also an Institute of Brewing and Distilling Test Center and a pilot school for the Brewers Association and its Education Membership program.
Take advantage of Colorado craft brewing and related industry partners of the bachelor’s degree program. With a variety of experiences outside the traditional classroom, including internships and research, MSU Denver students enrolled in a Beer Industry program provides unique opportunities for practical, hands-on learning in breweries, restaurants, distribution centers and hotels throughout the Front Range and Rocky Mountain region.
Career Opportunities for Our Graduates
The beer industry in Colorado has created more than 24,000 jobs and contributes more than $10.3 billion to the economy, according to a recent report by the Beer Institute. With a certificate in Brewery Operations, you increase your marketability to potential employers in beer-related industries.
Beers of the World
Beer Styles & Service
Brewing Quality Analysis
Beer & Food
Beer & Spirits
Alcohol Beverage Law
Sensory Quality Analysis of Beer
Facilities and Resources
MSU Denver has developed six world-class beer laboratories exclusively for the Beer Industry Operations program, with financial support from brewing industry partners.
Tivoli Brewing Company operates a $7-million campus facility for brewing, bottling and distributing beer. With the capacity to produce 28,000 barrels of beer per year, the facility has the potential to be one of the highest-producing craft breweries in the state. And as the first full production brewery in the country on a college campus, Tivoli’s on-site training facilities include high-quality large-scale and pilot systems, (copy this from brew ops page) and the Tivoli Tap House.
In the One World One Water (OWOW) Center, Brewing Operations majors learn about environmental concerns, municipal water supply, water law, waste water and water chemistry in partnership with MSU Denver’s OWOW program, the only in-depth water center that coexists with a brewing program in the country.