Master Brewers Association of the Americas

As the brewing industry continues to grow, so will the need for skilled employees and managers. A dual degree in Applied Management and Brewing & Fermentation Science will uniquely position you in the brewing industry to work in a variety of positions, including management. You’ll graduate with an associate degree in Brewing & Fermentation Science and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Management.

A dual degree in Applied Management and Brewing & Fermentation Science will expand your opportunities in and outside of the brewing industry. Whether you’re interested in becoming a Brewmaster or working on the business side of things, you’ll be ready to confidently enter and excel in your field.

Recommended High School Subjects

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (Algebra-based), and English

Special Admissions Requirements

Requirements mandate that students must be 21 to complete the final year of the brewing program because the courses involve beer production. Students interested in enrolling in the Brewing and Fermentation Science major who will not be 21 years old by their second year may still enroll in the program. However, they will be strongly encouraged to consider options that would allow them to combine their interest in Brewing and Fermentation Science with another related area of study in order to delay completion of the final year of Brewing coursework until they have reached the required minimum age. This would extend a student’s time beyond two years of study but would ultimately result in earning two degrees. There are many additional majors offered at Penn College that align closely with brewing course requirements and will help students become even more marketable in the growing brewing industry. Some of these majors include but not limited to: Applied Management, Hospitality Management, and Culinary Technology.

Transfer Procedures

This major will follow the transfer standards established by the College. The school dean must approve any exceptions to this policy.

Suggested course sequence for dual degree

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
BIO108 Principles of Biology I 4 3 3 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 M REQ
MTH124 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
BRW101 Introduction to Brewing and Fermentation 1 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CHM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 3 3 M REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 M REQ
FHD118 Sanitation 1 1 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 2   S FIT
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 S REQ
or
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 S REQ
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 M REQ
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3 3 M REQ
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3   S COR
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BRW103 Principles of Brewing Science 4 3 3 M REQ
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
MGT315 Business Ethics 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement 3 M REQ
MTH153 Topics in Mathematics 3 3 M REQ
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BIO201 Microbiology 4 3 3 M REQ
FIN350 Finance 3 3 M REQ
MGT355 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 3 M REQ
BRW201 Operations in Brewing Science I 4 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BRW269 Brewing and Fermentation Science Internship 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 1
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BAE Directed Business Elective 3   S BAE
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
MGT410 Management of Organizational Behavior 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
3 M REQ
BRW202 Operations in Brewing Science II 4 3 3 M REQ
BRW250 Brewing Technology 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
MGT497 Business Policy and Strategy 3 3 M REQ
BMA Directed Applied Management Elective 3   M BMA
BRW270 Sensory Evaluation and Analysis of Beer 3 3 M REQ
BRW275 Modern Topics in Zymurgy 3 3 M REQ
BRW280 Brewing and Fermentation Science Capstone 3 3 M REQ
FHD226 Introduction to Lagers and Ales 1 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Additional Information

The Master Brewers Association of the Americas has recognized Pennsylvania College of Technology's brewing and fermentation science degree as one of only 12 approved programs - and the only approved program in the U.S. Northeast.