Students at a Michigan university might have to do a double-take when they look over the school’s degree options. After all, what college lets someone major in marijuana studies?
But that’s exactly what Northern Michigan University is offering as part of a four-year bachelor of science program. It doesn’t seem like a fit for the classic stoner stereotype, however.
“When [my friends] hear what my major is, there are a lot of people who say, ‘Wow, cool dude. You’re going to get a degree growing marijuana,’” Alex Roth, a 19-year-old sophomore at NMU, told the Detroit Free Press. “But it’s not an easy degree at all.”
Technically, the program is called “Medicinal Plant Chemistry,” and it combines chemistry, biology, botany, horticulture, marketing and finance classes into one course study. There’s even specialized entrepreneurial and bio-analytical tracks for students who want to focus on the business or scientific aspects of the degree. [Read more at TIME]