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The Cannabis Science and Operations Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program (a total of 120 credit hours) offers a flexible upper level 60-credit hour degree designed specifically for students who have earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution in related areas. The BAS program will be primarily delivered face-to-face but it may include other delivery methods such as hybrid or Online. 

The Cannabis Science and Operations BAS degree equips graduates with necessary skills to gain employment in the emerging cannabis field. It combines a mix of core chemistry and biology curriculum with applied cannabis-related courses. Graduates from this program earn 420 hours of hands-on experience in state-of-art instrumentation laboratories and 90 internship hours, giving them the foundational skills necessary to be successful across various professions. Examples of reported job titles include Laboratory Manager/Technician, Analytical Chemist, Cannabis Extraction Manager/Technician, Formulation/Process development Scientist, Research and Development Scientist, Cannabis Cultivation Scientist, Cannabis regulatory Manager, Field Application Scientist, or Pharmaceutical Chemist. 


Plan of Study Grid

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester Credits
CHE 111 General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
CSO 300 Cannabis Seminar 3
BIO 106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4
Choose One English Course 3
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
English Composition II: GT-CO2  
English Composition III: GT-CO3  
Technical Writing I GT-CO1  
  Subtotal 15
Second Semester
CHE 112 General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
AGY 325 Cannabis Plant Botany and Cultivation 4
  Subtotal 12
Third Semester
CSO 310 Fundamentals of Cannabis Science w/Lab 5
  Subtotal 5
Fourth Semester
CSO 400 Chemical Analysis of Medicinal Plants w/Lab 4
CSO 405 Endocannabinoid System and Pharmacology 4
Choose One Elective 3
Environmental Sustainability & Waste Management in Cannabis Cultivation  
Cannabis-Infused Products  
  Subtotal 11
Fifth Semester
CSO 415 Microbiological Analysis of Medicinal Plant w/Lab 4
CSO 410 Extraction for Production 3
CSO 450 Public Health and Cannabis Use 3
  Subtotal 10
Sixth Semester
CSO 489 Medicinal Plant Analysis Capstone 5
CSO 480 Internship 2
  Subtotal 7
  Total Credits 60