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Cannabinoid Chemistry Certificate of Graduate Study

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Cannabinoids are a major class of pharmacologically active molecules found in cannabis, commonly known as marijuana. 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. These needs are highlighted in a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 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.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Cannabinoid Chemistry is a full-time or part-time program offered in a hybrid format at our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 12-13 graduate semester hours.

  • 4 Courses/ 12-13 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No

Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
CHEM 09530 Advanced Chemical Analysis of Cannabinoids 3
CHEM 07590 General Aspects of Pharmacology 3
CHEM 07588 Advanced Natural Products Chemistry 3
Elective Courses:
CHEM 07592 Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3
CHEM 07564 Advanced Organic Synthesis 3
CHEM 07568 Medicinal Chemistry 3
CHEM 07570 Organic Spectroscopy 3
CHEM 07557 Chemical Biology 3
CHEM 09510 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 09522 Advanced Bioanalytical Chemistry 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
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