In the BS in building and construction technology (BCT) program at UMass Amherst, you’ll learn to become a leader in the field of sustainable design and construction of the built environment.

Green building is a rapidly emerging field that is an essential tool in efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve air and water quality, enhance urban biodiversity, and conserve natural resources.

In the major, you’ll take courses in science, technology, business, and design to prepare you for the complex elements of sustainable design and construction. You’ll also tackle real-world projects, gaining the hands-on experience employers need.

Demand for graduates of UMass Amherst’s BCT program is strong in both the residential housing and the commercial building sectors. Our alumni are involved in virtually every aspect of the built environment: construction management, sustainable building planning, engineered wood design, building energy performance evaluation, and building products distribution, as well as research and development.