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Regis University's certificate in Applied Craft Brewing is for anyone looking to start a career in the craft brewing industry or simply considers themselves a beer enthusiast. Our part-time program is designed for working adults. Through hands-on experiences and mentorship from local brewers, students learn the fundamentals of brewing and develop the skills to improve their own craft.

Colorado is home to some of the best craft breweries in the nation, making it the perfect setting for students looking to increase their knowledge and experience in the field. Colorado’s brewery industry is booming:

  • Home to 334 breweries, employing more than 7,000 individuals
  • Brewery employment five times greater than the national average

Regis’ applied craft brewing program culminates in an internship at a local brewery, letting students test out new skills, get a foot in the door and make valuable industry connections. Additionally, graduates have the opportunity to become certified beer judges through the national Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Classes are taught in a hybrid format online and on campus

Credits for Completion
16 credit hours

Tuition for the 23-24 Academic Year
$621 per credit hour

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Sample Craft Brewing Classes

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BREW 400: Biological Brewing Fundamentals

Introduces the scientific basics of brewing, including the biology of malt, hops and yeast.

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BREW 498: Brewing Internship

A supervised internship at a participating local brewery, including Call to Arms Brewing Company, Prost Brewing, Fiction Beer Company and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project among others.

How to Apply

Applicants must be 21 years old by the beginning of their first course. To apply to the Applied Craft Brewing program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts showing completion of prerequisite coursework
  • Letter of intent outlining interest and goals in the craft brewing industry
  • Resume
  • Criminal background check

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $621 per credit hour
Total program credits: 16
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Enrollment deposit: $350
A nonrefundable enrollment deposit is required once you are admitted to hold your spot in the program. The deposit will be applied to the cost of tuition.

Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Important Dates

August Start
Application Opens: January 15
Preferred Deadline: May 1
Classes Start: Late August

Spring Start
Application Opens: July 15
Preferred Deadline: November 1
Classes Start: Mid-January

A Culture of Excellence

The Undergraduate Academic Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing is offered by the Biology department within Regis College.