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Building and Construction Technology

Building and Construction Technology graduates combine a passion for sustainable and resource-efficient building with a solid background in construction, building science and technology, business and project management.

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Natural Resources Conservation

This major provides students with the academic background and professional training to pursue careers in the rapidly growing field of natural resources and environmental conservation. 

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Environmental Science

Environmental Science employs an interdisciplinary approach, teaching students how to meet the challenges of creating a safe and healthy environment and how to recognize and control the effects of pollution and environmental stress on ecosystems.

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UMass Amherst, MassTech Celebrate $3 Million Investment in Gloucester Marine Station

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), and state and local officials gathered today at the university’s Gloucester Marine Station to celebrate $3 million in capital funding for resilient infrastructure upgrades and strategic initiatives at the station.

May 31, 2024
Environmental Conservation Celebrates 2024 Graduates at Commencement & Reception
Congratulations to the class of 2024 graduates in BCT, NRC and ENVISCI! ECo faculty enjoyed the annual tradition of congratulating each student as they came off the stage in the Mullins Center, and then gathered at the Olver Design Building for a reception with the graduates and their families.
May 23, 2024
2023-2024 Environmental Conservation Scholarship Awards Announced at Gathering
Congratulations to all the student award and scholarship winners in ECo! We celebrated their accomplishments on beautiful May afternoon at the Young Men’s Club in Hadley, with food, laughter, and outdoor games. The awards recognized both academic excellence and engagement on the campus and beyond
May 22, 2024

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BCT Fall 2024 Career Fair
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BCT Spring 2025 Career Fair

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Your philanthropic support is critical to faculty, students, and staff. The UMass Amherst Foundation (UMAF) is proud to provide a bridge between donors and the schools, programs, research, and facilities that matter the most to you.

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