Is this a real chemistry degree?
Yes! Both the Bachelor’s and Associate degrees convey a solid foundation in chemistry, including organic chemistry, instrumental analysis, and biochemistry. Graduates will gain skills – often to develop new techniques – that set benchmarks of safety, testing, production, and quality control. LSSU has approval from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to certify graduates who meet the minimum standards set forth by the Committee on Professional Training.
Will students use real cannabis buds?
Yes, students need to have real-world experience working with state-of-the-art chemical instructions doing analysis on real compounds. This is in contrast to programs that only use plant surrogates.
Are students growing plants?
No, this program concentrates on the chemistry of cannabis and the use of chemical analysis as a tool for health & safety, regulation and law enforcement.
Are there jobs?
Yes! The cannabis field is set to out-pace both healthcare and technology jobs, with projected growth at 22% annually. Not only will you have a chemistry degree (LSSU graduates have nearly 100% placement), you will also have the education and training to work in a new and quickly expanding field.
Is this legal?
Yes! LSSU will remain fully compliant with all legal requirements for the limited use of regulated materials in an educational setting – including approvals from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.
Can I transfer into this program?
Do I have to be a Michigan resident to enroll in this program?
No. In fact, LSSU offers in-state tuition to everyone!
Are there any special requirements for this degree?
Yes, in compliance with Federal regulations, state and local laws, students may need to submit to a background check in order to participate in the program and participate in courses that handle regulated materials.