Online Certificate and Degrees in Sustainable Food & Farming

Pursue your interest in agriculture.

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Named a Best Online Program 2024 by U.S. News & World Report

Our fully online and asynchronous certificate or degrees are designed to fit into your busy schedule.  Degree requirements are flexible so you can focus on your own area of interest.   

Choose from among three fully online program options:  

  • Our 15-credit online Certificate is ideal for adults seeking to change careers, college graduates who want to explore a new area of study, lifelong learners pursuing a personal interest, or as a steppingstone to an associate or bachelor's degree. 
  • Our 60-credit online Associate of Science Degree allows students to focus mostly on food, farming, and gardening classes.   
  • Our 120-credit online Bachelor of Science Degree is ideal for anyone who cannot attend a residential college. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you may earn a second degree by taking 60 additional credits or less.   

Come join us and make a positive impact on the future of agriculture with a degree in Sustainable Food and Farming! 


Quality Curriculum

UMass Amherst is ranked as the #1 agricultural university in the nation and #5 in the world.

Many Course Options

50 unique Sustainable Food & Farming courses are offered each year with an average class size of 25 or less.

Flexible & Fully Online

Never log in for a live lecture. These courses are accessible and flexible to work around your life.

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