The still-developing cannabis industry that’s emerged on the heels of increased legalization is pushing more colleges and universities to offer academic programs to prepare students for various career opportunities in one of the country’s fastest-growing job markets.

The Jesuit Catholic St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia is now offering four certificates in cannabis studies. Students at California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, will start taking classes this fall in the school’s newly created cannabis studies bachelor’s degree program. New York City-based Medgar Evers College is adding new associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs next spring—and some students can also earn a degree tuition-free.

These schools are joining Colorado State University, the University of Michigan, and a growing list of other institutions with a cannabis-focused degree or certificate programs covering topics such as management, law, and the science of cannabis.

The programs, some of which have received financial support from industry players, are designed to expose students to different career options in the cannabis business—from plant cultivation to research, marketing, and retail and supply chain management.

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