Cannabis Science and Operations, Minor

Saint Louis University offers an online minor in cannabis science and operations to help meet the demand for quality employees as cannabis is legalized across the country. The global marijuana market size is expected to reach USD 102.2 billion by 2030.

This minor program addresses all aspects of the cannabis industry, including cultivating, growing and producing. You will learn about dispensing and the pharmacological properties of cannabis. Graduates of this minor can pursue positions in sales and marketing, dispensary management, quality assurance and laboratory technology, among other areas.


The list of possible jobs in the cannabis industry is quite extensive. With a minor in cannabis science and operations, you will be prepared to pursue various in-demand positions in the following broad categories:

  • Cultivation
  • Laboratory technology
  • Distribution logistics
  • Dispensary management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Quality assurance
  • Wellness specialist
  • Edible development
CSO 1000Cannabis Fundamentals: Growing, Manufacturing & Dispensing3
CSO 1500Cannabis Plant Science & Cultivation3
CSO 1600Cannabis Extraction & Product Production3
CSO 1700Cannabis Compliance & Dispensing3
CSO 2000Pharmacological Properties of Cannabis3
CSO 2010Cannabis Law & Entrepreneurship3
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum of 2.00 GPA and receive a C or better in all minor classes.

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please call 314-526-2825 or email