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Lake Superior State University

Cannabis Chemistry: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


The bachelor of science in Cannabis Chemistry equips graduates with the skills necessary to gain employment in the emerging cannabis markets in Michigan, the United States, and beyond.  Cannabis Chemistry graduates earn over 600 hours of hands-on, laboratory experience to prepare them for a career as chemist in the cannabis field.  Cannabis chemists leave trained on state of the art instrumentation and in techniques that are industry standards.  The chemistry program at Lake Superior State Unversity is approved by the American Chemical Society.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Demonstrate proficiency in the following Chemistry subdisciplines: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and organic chemistry.

The B.S. Cannabis Chemistry student will be well-prepared for employment within the field or graduate-level study.

With the guidance of a faculty mentor, develop a well-designed, well-executed, and clearly communicated research project that contributes to scientific knowledge in the field of Cannabis Chemistry.



Degree Requirements



Chemistry Degree Requirements (51 credits minimum)

Biology Courses (15 credits)

  • BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4
  • BIOL132 General Biology: Organisms 4
  • BIOL204 General Microbiology 4
  • BIOL235 Intro to Protected Horticulture 3

Support Courses (10 credits)

  • USEM101 University Seminar I: Foundations for Success 1
  • MATH111 College Algebra 3
  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3
    or
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3
  • ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics 3


General Education:
All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 is required in your General Education Requirements.


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