Cannabis-plants

SUNY Cobleskill Introduces Cannabis Science Minor in Fall 2022 Semester

SUNY Cobleskill is launching a new program in Cannabis Science, available to current students as a 16-credit specialization minor. The pathway in Cannabis Science will provide students with an in-depth exploration of the cannabis industry from seed to final product. The curriculum covers the complex process of cannabis production, management and cultivation,  breeding, laws and regulations, harvesting, extraction and more.

Upon successful completion of the fulfillment requirements, students will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the cannabis industry; explain a variety of production and processing techniques and evaluate market trends.


Cannabis Science Minor Requirements: 16
 credits
AGRN 135 – Cannabis Management (2 credits)
AGRN 255 – Cannabis Harvest and Analysis (2 credits)
AGRN 313 – Soil Fertility (3 credits)
AGRN 351 – Cannabis Cultivation (3 credits)
ORHT 377 – Integrated Pest Management (3 credits)

Three credits chosen from the following: AGRN 335 – Agricultural Chemicals, AGRN 338 – Weed Identification and Control, CHEM 244 – Instrumental Analysis, or ORHT 335 – Irrigation

Prerequisites may include: AGSC 111, AGSC 186, AGSC 281, BIOL 116, CHEM 111/111X

 

Cultivation and research are now integrated into hands-on field studies in the Plant Science program,  introducing hemp production techniques, varietal trials in the field and greenhouse, and the agronomics of production. The curriculum is also adding extraction and plant and extract analysis to lab and field/greenhouse work. The program partners with businesses who look to use cannabis for food, fiber, and fuel. Both hemp and marijuana belong to the same species: Cannabis sativa.

SUNY Cobleskill began conducting industrial hemp research during the 2018 growing season, investigating the incidence and impact that diseases within New York may have on the crop, which had not been grown in the area for more than 100 years. In 2021, the College was awarded $50,000 for program innovations to develop two acres of industrial hemp for cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinoids such as CBG, terpenes, and flavonoids, including two varieties bred by students.

Governor Hochul signed legislation earlier this year creating a new Conditional Adult-use Cannabis Cultivator license, establishing a pathway for eligible hemp growers to apply for a license to grow cannabis for the forthcoming adult-use cannabis market in New York State.

More News

Just days to go to #CobyFamilyWeekend. Don’t miss our Canine Management and Training Showcase. It’s your chance to see the canines in our program perform agility and obedience demonstrations with our students and faculty. https://t.co/X0iXSsdyIn SUNYCobleskill photo
Just over a week away from #CobyFamilyWeekend. Don't miss the Herpetology Lab Showcase. Under the instruction of students and staff, guests are invited to learn about and handle various species of live reptiles in our labs.

See our full schedule here: https://t.co/dIWgC0GPrx https://t.co/H0Y9gcxlQh
SUNYCobleskill photo
We continue our countdown to #CobyFamilyWeekend! The Paramedic Program will be hosting tours of its Simulation Center and two educational exercises titled "Medical Emergencies: What to Expect and What You Can Do."

See the full schedule of events: https://t.co/dIWgC0GPrx https://t.co/xdZPm91NT5
SUNYCobleskill photo
We continue our countdown to #CobyFamily Weekend. The Youth Fishing Derby is back this year! Fishing gear and bait provided. All kids 15 years and younger are welcome. No experience necessary.

See our latest schedule of events: https://t.co/dIWgC0GPrx https://t.co/u2dzPP2zaT
SUNYCobleskill photo
#CobyFamilyWeekend is just two weeks away and our schedule of events is filling up. We’ll be highlighting events every day leading up to the weekend, but to see the full schedule, visit https://t.co/dJ9AtcRvqI.

New events are being added every day so keep checking! https://t.co/rzNlXDviMW
SUNYCobleskill photo
Skip to content