The University of Connecticut has launched a cannabis cultivation minor to give its students another way to pursue a cannabis studies education.
The 15-credit minor was formalized in time for the Spring 2023 semester and it’s led by professors of plant science Gerald Berkowitz and Matthew DeBacco.
The coursework will focus on propagation, cultivation, commercial production, maintenance and processing of cannabis sativa.
According to UConn Today, students can get credit for internships with cannabis growers and companies in the space.
“Students who complete coursework in this minor are uniquely positioned for specialized jobs with licensed growers,” Berkowitz told the publication.
UConn said it was the first in the nation to launch a cannabis horticulture course and that it has stayed active in cannabis education and research.