School of Integrative Plant Science

Cornell University

Plant Science, Technology and Communication Courses

Carlyn S. Buckler, PhD

Tropical Leaves
NEW Master's in
Profesional Studies!

Hemp MPS Program at Cornell University! 

This one-year Master's program focuses on the development of specific skills to understand plant breeding and genetics, hydroponic and field crop production, processing, food, fiber and medicinal applications, and product development. Students will develop a broad-based understanding of the industry from seed to sales, exploring the legal and regulatory environment and challenges facing the cannabis industry today and in the future..



PLSCI 4190: Cannabis: Biology, Society and Industry


PLSCI 4100:  Digital Technologies in Agriculture


PLSCI 3940/5940: Skills for Public Engagement


Cannabis: Biology, Society, and Industry

PLSCI 4190 

This overview course will cover the plant biology, pharmacology, legal, production and processing of the plant, the industrial, 

entrepreneurial and legal issues regarding 

cannabis. The course will feature guest lecturers covering cannabis horticulture, breeding, law, public policy, pharmacology, vet science, business, as well as racial and injustice issues.