The 15-credit Cannabis Studies online credit certificate provides a foundation of knowledge across the cannabis industry including governing laws, plant science and extracts, medicinal properties, plant cultivation and harvesting, as well as business and employment opportunities. 

START NOW GRANT: Apply and get admitted in the Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 semester to be eligible to receive the Start Now Grant which gives you a discounted tuition rate of $495 per credit for all required classes for completion of an online undergraduate certificate program, an opportunity to save up to $3,000 or more!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the differences between marijuana and hemp products.
  2. Define the legal and regulatory systems governing the cannabis industry.
  3. Analyze the science behind and health benefits / risks in the use of cannabis derived products.
  4. Explain the key components of cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, processing and distribution.
  5. Assess the various components of starting and maintaining a cannabis related business.

Courses (choose 5 of the 6 below courses)

  • CAN 301 – Cannabis Business Operations  
  • CAN 310 – Cannabis Startups  
  • CAN 315 – Cannabis Law, Policy and Social Justice  
  • CAN 320 – Cannabis Science and Health  
  • CAN 325 – Cannabis Cultivation  
  • CAN 330 – Cannabis Manufacturing, Processing & Distribution

Requirement for admission:

  • Prior higher education experience required.