Cannabis Cultivation Minor

The minor in Cannabis Cultivation provides training pertaining to the propagation, cultivation, commercial production, maintenance, processing, and potential markets for and uses of Cannabis Sativa.


All students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits including:

Core Courses:

*The field study internship topic and company/grower with whom the student will intern needs to be approved by an advisor for this minor. This course is intended to provide students with experiential learning opportunities and exposure to jobs in the cannabis industry. An advisor for the minor can assist students with setting up the internship.

** Independent study with available faculty member conducting cannabis research.

In addition, all students are also required to complete a total six credits listed below out of the options provided, three credits from Plant/Soil Cultivation group and three credits from Insect/Disease group.

Plant/Soil Cultivation (select one)

Pest Management (select one)

At least 12 credits taken for this minor must not duplicate courses used to satisfy the 36-credit requirement for the student’s major, or for another minor in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

The minor is offered by the Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Department.