Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Educational/Training Opportunities

Graduate Certificate:

  • COGS in Assessment and Social Control of Legalized Cannabis (9 s.h.) offered by the School of Professional Studies
    • Information about the Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Assessment and Social Control of Legalized Cannabis, including a program guide, course descriptions, and how to apply, is located on the Rowan Global website. This COGS is designed to assist individuals seeking to be a part of the legal cannabis industry’s growth. Coursework for the COGS focuses on issues surrounding legal compliance, product growth, regulation, distribution and labor relations. The COGS provides graduates with policy knowledge, a background in program evaluation and implementation, as well as an in-depth look at the legalization of cannabis and the problems society and social institutions may face with legalization.

Undergraduate Certificate:

  • CUGS in The Social Behavioral Impact of Cannabis Legislation (12 s.h.) offered by the School of Professional Studies
    • Information about applying for this Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) as a non-matriculated student may be found here. 
Students will take three required​ courses (3 sh each) and one elective, as listed below:
  • CANN 03.101 Cannabis History, Culture & Social Institutions
    This introductory course will present the rich history and culture of cannabis and its use and impact on society and social institutions. Students will study the history of cannabis from its ancient past to its place in the contemporary globalized 2lst century world . Students will learn the cultural influence of cannabis on entertainment, politics, religion, race, gender, and class, exploring its evolution over time. This course is designed to foster critical thinking and logic about past, present, and future impacts of cannabis on cultures and social institutions by developing a more in depth understanding of its history. To this end, it is important that students recognize the inclusive approach toward understanding the equity issues related to the history and culture of marijuana.

  • CANN 03.201 Cannabis Legislation and Society
    This course will present an overview of the creation of legislation, legislative process, and statutory interpretation of legislation. The course will focus on the practice of law as it relates to the emerging  area of cannabis law, legal ethics, and inclusive responsibility within the field of cannabis law. While an emphasis will be on New Jersey, there will be an examination of the burgeoning field of law surrounding the diverse use, sale, and production of cannabis. Students will have a clear understanding of federal and state laws that govern the legalization of cannabis. Moreover, the course will discuss the basic elements of the political, social, and economic forces that affect change thereby guiding the future direct ion of cannabis law.

  • CANN 03.301 Cannabis Industry
    Cannabis Industry offers a diverse overview of the burgeoning field of the production, sale, consumption of cannabis. Students will gain an understanding of the social, anthropological, historical, economic, and cultural forces that shape the cannabis industry.

There are no prerequisites for these courses, but they are recommended to be taken in sequence, i.e., 101, 201, 301

ELECTIVES– students must choose 1 of the following to satisfy the 12 credit requirements: 

  • CAS 01.425 The Study of Family and Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • LAWJ 05.322 Drugs and Crime in America
  • PSY 10.375 Drug, The Brain, and Behavior (prerequisites PSY 10315 or PSY 10326)
  • CAS 02.250 Psychopharmacology/Physiology of Addiction