The BS in sustainable food and farming at UMass Amherst, one of the top universities in the world for agricultural sciences, will prepare you for a career in the fast-growing field of local, organic, and sustainable food systems. 

You’ll start with a foundation of courses in botany, soil science, ecosystems, and agricultural chemistry. You’ll also take courses from related disciplines, including animal science, natural resources conservation, nutrition, and sociology. 

Experiential learning is central to the sustainable food and farming major and we provide hands-on opportunities in areas such as plant propagation, urban agriculture, farm management, and more. You’ll also have access to renaissance and permaculture gardens, our student-run and community gardens, and more. 

Your degree will prepare you for a career in local food and green business, urban agriculture, permaculture, herbal medicine, and related jobs in farm-based education, public policy, community development, and advocacy. 

UMass Amherst also offers an online version of the BS in sustainable food and farming.