Cannabis Studies students explore the historical, cultural, social, political, and legal contexts of cannabis through social and environmental justice frameworks. Students in our interdisciplinary major will find an engaged faculty from 18 academic fields who will prepare students to be stewards of social change in complex policy landscapes. Committed to the goals of liberal arts degrees, Cannabis Studies students will develop skills in critical and analytic thinking, writing, communication with diverse communities, as well as critical engagement with science and research. These skill sets are valued across areas of employment and advanced study and position our graduates for a broad range of professional pathways inside and outside those related to Cannabis: public policy and law, equity and justice advocacy, human services and regulatory agency work, research, and Masters or Doctoral degrees. The Cannabis Studies major does not include training or curriculum in cultivating, processing, or selling cannabis.
Degree concentrations in Equity & Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship lead to career pathways in professions tasked with integrating cannabis into society, from community advocacy to policy implementation.
For our students, Cannabis Studies is a vehicle to the art and science of social change. Our graduates will be historically and geographically informed actors. Students will have broadly applicable skills that are portable to a wide range of jobs as change agents dedicated to creating an equitable, sustainable future.