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The Cannabis Research, Education, and Workforce Initiative is dedicated to creating an academic home for the cannabis industry. We are focused on the dissemination of scientifically-valid data, excellence in education, and guiding the next generation of business leaders.
Florida Gulf Coast University was the first university to offer an undergraduate studies cannabis course in Florida.
The Integrated Studies department was the first department to offer a cannabis focus in the state of Florida.
Students interested in Cannabis Studies at FGCU may major in Integrated Studies and select from courses in a variety of disciplines that create an integrated and multidisciplinary exploration of the impact that cannabis has on the mind, body, and society. These courses will prepare students to enter the multifaceted cannabis industry via a broad range of academic disciplines. The Integrated Studies degree requires 30 credits, including 12 credits in the Integrated Studies core, plus 18 credits from at least 3 different disciplines. Students who wish to focus their coursework on cannabis studies are encouraged to choose these 18 credits from cannabis-related elective credits.
This program offers students the ability to focus their studies on cannabis related topics, but is not an official concentration or minor.