B.S. in Fermentation Science and Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is Fermentation Science and Technology?
  • The Fermentation Science and Technology Program is a science-based program that challenges the student to understand the chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology of fermentation from both a food and beverage perspective. Upper division courses within the major also provide extensive applied training in both food and beverage fermentation. The program curriculum has been developed in collaboration with and is supported by the food and beverage fermentation industry.
  • Explores the science behind and application of fermented foods and beverages, as well as fermentation in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • A program developed in collaboration with and supported by the fermentation industry.
2. Does the program require a special application?
3. Where is the program housed?
4. How does the CSU program distinguish itself from other programs across the country?
5. Is it just beer?
6. What is fermentation?
7. Why are two "breweries" being built? Wouldn’t one suffice? What are the differences?
8. Can I buy the beer that is made? Where will it be served?
9. Are there student or professional organizations where I can get more involved and create more opportunities?
10. What would a 4-year degree plan look like?
11. Are any courses offered online?
12. Do I need to be 21 years old?
13. I am in the fermentation industry, how do I get involved?
14. What type of careers are you preparing students for?
15. What if I have more questions?