The Cannabinoid Chemistry major is designed to prepare students as professionals through rigorous scientific experiences necessary for a cannabis laboratory career or related fields. Graduates of the major will acquire expertise in scientifically analyzing cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, including THC and CBD. The Cannabinoid Chemistry degree program adheres closely to guidelines suggested by the American Chemical Society.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Cannabinoid Chemistry must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed, will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
In addition, students majoring in Cannabinoid Chemistry must earn a 2.0 or higher in all major courses.