"UWW has a lot of respect for their students & for their experiences & for their own contributions to the program." -UWW alum

sustainability studies

get ready for the emerging green economy. 

What the world needs more than ever are smart, creative people like you who are committed to getting a green education and implementing sustainable ideas and practices throughout all sectors of the economy. 

At UMass UWW you can finish your bachelor's degree 100% online with a focus in sustainability studies,

get a green education and position yourself for the emerging green revolution.

Carve out your niche in the growing fields of sustainable entrepreneurship or food and farming. Start a sustainable business. Or take advantage of the growing employer demand for college educated workers with the sustainability education and skills to launch green initiatives in a wide range of fields.

Best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to earn up to 30 credits for the learning you've gained from your life and work experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money.  

high demand green education options.

At UMass UWW, you can get a broad green education, taking classes in the areas of: food and farming, business and entrepreneurship, policy and planning, green building, earth science, citizen advocacy, green economics, public health and more. 

outstanding instructors. sustainability studies courses you need.

Take courses with top notch instructors from the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture, the UMass Isenberg School of Management, the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and the Departments of Political Science, Economics, Communication, Anthropology, Building and Construction, Geo-science, Landscape Architecture and more.

a great sustainability education. credit for experience. outstanding support. 

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in sustainability studies, earn up to 30 credits for the learning you've gained from your experience, and finish your degree 100% online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses.

time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For 40 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults seeking a green education choose UMass UWW.