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B.S. in Sustainable Business Management Focus Area:
Hemp Industry and Science

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is January 15th. Applying is easy and free!

The Hemp Industry

Is Steadily Growing

The hemp industry offers new and exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs. By 2025, it is projected that hemp will be a $27 billion industry in the United States, and it’s more than just CBD. Hemp can be used as a sustainable alternative for clothing and plastics. It is also the source of CBD oil, which can be used in a variety of wellness and personal care products. Businesses have only begun to explore its uses. With the increasing awareness of hemp’s versatility and eco-friendly nature, entrepreneurs have a wide range of possibilities to tap into this thriving market and contribute to its growth.

Hemp Industry and Science Program Overview

Unity Environmental University’s B.S. in Sustainable Business Management: Hemp Industry and Science will prepare students to be innovative sustainability business leaders in the growing hemp, CBD, and Cannabis industries. This hemp program will provide practical expertise and professional skills to students interested in a profession that advances the sustainable business movement.

Program Features

+ One-on-one academic and professional advising as our world-class faculty and trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality. 

+ Unity Environmental University is an accredited institution by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 

+ Experiential Online. Experiential programs are delivered 100% online with fieldwork designed with the working professional in mind. 

+ Study when and where you want and finish your degree while still working full-time. 

+ Make professional connections with leaders in your field. 

+ Get job placement assistance. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services

+ Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.

+ Transfer friendly! Our staff will work closely with you to determine how coursework completed at other accredited institutions satisfies the requirements of your Unity Environmental University degree. We may accept up to 90 credits.*

* Bachelor’s degree requirements include completion of specific courses and a minimum of 30 credits of 300- or 400-level course work. 

Experiential and Immersive Coursework

The Science of Hemp and CBD Processing

Students learn the wide range of possibilities that the hemp industry offers. They explore the scientific techniques for growing, extracting the oil, and getting the most out of each plant. The hemp industry is rapidly growing and offers a plethora of career options and entrepreneurial possibilities.

Hemp Products, Production Systems, and Distribution

Having been cultivated for over 10,000 years, cannabis is one of the oldest agricultural crops in history. These hardy plants were grown by early humans for rope, seed, oil, fabric and medicine. Plants were selectively bred for industrial purposes, and have evolved into the type of cannabis we now know as hemp. Students will study the different products created from hemp, the technical requirements for oil extraction and processing, and the distribution challenges and potential opportunities that exist in the industry.

Understanding the Sustainable Business Landscape

This course introduces students to business with a focus on an organization’s environmental and social impact. Students will learn about the basics in corporate social responsibility, supply-chain management, finance, and non-financial reporting and accounting.

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Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

At Unity Environmental University, we believe our students are not just a number. The value of small class size intimacy is just as important to us in our distance education program as it is in traditional classroom settings. We give the benefit of creating tight-knit communities where networking can flourish. By keeping our class sizes small, our faculty can dedicate their time to providing all one-on-one guidance when needed by a student.

Degree Requirements and Courses

The SBM Hemp Industry and Science degree requires 120 credits, including 30 that must be completed at the 300 level or above. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside accredited institutions. For more details, browse our Sustainable Business Management degree checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program, then apply online for free to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Career Outlook

Build your own business

Break into the hemp industry


Median salary of sales manager


Projected 10-year growth of marketing strategist


Median salary of general manager

Source: Burning Glass Technologies. “Labor Insight™ Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool.” Updated March 11, 2020.

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Last Updated on November 22, 2023