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Lake Superior State University

Cannabis Science

Program Description


The associate in Cannabis Science equips graduates with the skills necessary to gain employment in the emerging cannabis markets in Michigan, the United States, and beyond.  Cannabis Science graduates earn over 400 hours of hands-on laboratory experience to prepare them for a career as technician in the cannabis field.  Cannabis science technicians perform laboratory extractions, preparations and analytical testing.  This degree may also lead to a BS in Cannabis Chemistry.  The chemistry program at Lake Superior State University is approved by the American Chemical Society.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Interpret and discuss basic cannabis chemistry.

Demonstrate lab knowledge and skills.

Employ chemical instrumentation skills.

Practice communication skills.

Apply information retrieval skills.

Embrace and use safe chemical practices.



Degree Requirements


Chemistry (26 credits)

Support Courses (7 credits)

  • USEM101 University Seminar Foundation Success 1
  • MATH111 College Algebra 3
  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3
    or
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3

Biology Courses (15 credits)

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

Free Electives (5 credits)

General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 62 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 required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.



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