Cannabis Entrepreneurship - B.S.

The Cannabis Entrepreneurship bachelor's degree program allows students the opportunity to study the burgeoning business of legal cannabis trade. Through the program’s course of study, students are prepared to start their own business as well as work for small startup companies or established businesses, with a focus on the cannabis trade. Students learn about the industry from cultivation to end-user services and marketing segmentation. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of business administration.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods within business administration.
  • Develop a viable business plan for entrepreneurial cannabis operations.
  • Use critical thinking to address issues faced by entrepreneurs engaged in the cannabis industry.
  • Apply ethical business practices as they apply to entrepreneurial cannabis operations.

Cannabis Entrepreneurship

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting3
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting3
BUS1001Introduction to Business and Management3
BUS3010Business Analytics3
BUS4030Global Strategy Capstone3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
MGMT2001Human Resource Management3
MGMT2030Operations and Supply Chain Management I3
MRKT1001Marketing Foundations3
Major Courses
BIO2510Plant Cultivation I: Soil, Soil Substitutes, and Disease Management3
BIO2516Plant Cultivation I: Soil, Soil Substitutes, and Disease Management Laboratory1
BIO3510Plant Cultivation II: Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Tissue Culture, Genetics and Extraction3
BIO3516Plant Cultivation II: Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Tissue Culture, Genetics and Extraction Laboratory1
BIO4510Applications of Plants & Fungi3
BIO4516Applications of Plants & Fungi Laboratory1
CHM1000Foundations in Chemistry3
CHM1006Foundations in Chemistry Laboratory1
ENTR2005Introduction to Cannabis Entrepreneurship3
ENTR2030Pitching & Planning New Ventures3
ENTR3025Growth and Sustainability for Small Business3
or ENTR3030 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
ENTR3120Small Business Management — Cannabis Operations3
ENTR4055Entrepreneurship Seminar3
LAW3610Cannabis Law3
MGMT2020Organizational Behavior3
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
FYS1020First-Year Seminar1
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
General Biology - Organismal
General Biology Laboratory - Organismal
Social Sciences6
One course from ANTH, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
A&S Electives6
Introductory Psychology
Free Electives #
9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university9
Total Credits124.0

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.


NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?