Cannabinoid Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Cannabinoid Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Cannabinoid Chemistry - Certificate of Undergraduate Study

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Cannabinoid Chemistry is focused on cannabinoids, which are a major class of pharmacologically active molecules found in cannabis.  With increased nationwide trends toward legalization and prescription of medical marijuana, development of cannabis related therapies, and legalization of recreational marijuana (including in the State of NJ), there is a pressing need for scientists trained in the analysis of cannabinoid containing materials. This program will train students in the fundamental and underlying science necessary for the analysis of marijuana, cannabinoids, and related materials.  This training would be useful to careers in health professions, food science, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Cannabinoid Chemistry 12-13 s.h.

Core Courses, 6 s.h. 

  • CHEM 09322 - Bioanalytical Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 07388 - Natural Products Chemistry, 3 s.h.

Elective Courses (Two courses selected from the elective bank listed below.) 6-7 s.h. 

  • CHEM 05350 – Forensic Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 07357 – Chemical Biology, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 07410 – Medicinal Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 07464 – Advanced Organic Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 07470 – Organic Spectroscopic Analysis, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 07490 – General Aspects of Pharmacology, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 07492 – Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 09330 – Chemical Analysis of Cannabinoids, 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 09410 – Instrumental Methods, 4 s.h.

To be awarded the CUGS in Cannabinoid Chemistry, students must complete all courses required for the CUGS in Cannabinoid Chemistry with at least a 2.0 average. The primary pre-requisites for the courses described above include CHEM 09249/09250 and/or CHEM 07201/07202/07203.

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