Fermentation Science

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Tap into the only Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science program in Pennsylvania.

Pharmaceutical fermentation, dairy fermentation and the craft beer and wine industries are growing at an exponential rate in the U.S. In 2016, the craft beer industry grew by 1.4 million barrels. The number of wineries also increased from 8,846 in 2016 to 9,249 in 2017. Within 100 miles of Edinboro, there are currently 10 cheese/dairy product manufacturers, 4 major pharmaceutical companies, 56 breweries, 47 winery/vineyards and 18 distilleries, that require knowledgeable employees. You can be a part of this exciting trend through Edinboro’s new Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science program.

The coursework is rigorous, heavy with upper-level biology and chemistry lab courses, providing you with robust training for the job market. Under the guidance of expert faculty, you will gain a firm understanding of the chemical principles and concepts behind the process of fermentation, as well as quality assurance, quantitative analysis and proper industry techniques.

You’ll graduate ready to meet the challenges - and reap the rewards - of a career in dynamic, growing industries.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Prepare for a career in the food science, pharmaceutical and brewing industries.

What can you do with a Fermentation Science degree?

As a fermentation scientist, you could be at the heart of many rapidly growing businesses. This degree incorporates the basics of chemistry and biochemistry, emphasizing quality control and analysis within the fermentation process; including yeast (and other microbes), water chemistry and product analysis. It prepares you to become a valuable employee in industries such as:



Fermented foods and beverages



Why choose Edinboro?

Edinboro is committed to providing you with a solid foundation in the sciences as well as a practical education that leads to a satisfying career. The Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science program offers many unique advantages including:

Expert faculty, all with doctoral degrees, who mentor you and assist you in the development of research projects.

Opportunity to participate in American Chemical Society meetings and present at professional seminars.

Onsite field work at a local company, where you can learn real-world best practices.

Launch your career with a degree in Fermentation Science.


Dr. Janet Rogers, Department Chair
Email: rogers@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.1539

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000