SBS Online Courses

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UMass Amherst online learning gives you immense flexibility to gain skills, earn credits, and (of course) learn without disrupting your day-to-day schedule. Our online classes, degrees, and certificate programs offer the same rigorous academic standards and outstanding university faculty as our regular on-campus programs.

Discover why today’s discerning students are choosing distance learning at an unprecedented rate — and why UMass Amherst has gained a global reputation as a leader in the field of online education for advancing professionals.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a wide range of online social science classes in the fields of anthropology, communication, economics, journalism, landscape architecture & regional planning, legal studies, political science, labor studies, public policy, resource economics, social thought & political economy, and sociology.

Online learning at UMass Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers you all the resources of a leading, accredited university with the benefit of:

  • 24-hour access to your classroom.
  • The opportunity to participate in your course according to your own schedule.
  • A lively, interactive environment that fosters networking and idea-sharing with professional colleagues.
  • Outstanding UMass Amherst instructors skilled at accommodating the diverse learning styles and needs of distance learners.
  • Access to the university’s vast electronic research holdings.

Summer 2017 Online Courses - Social and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology Online

Communication Online

Economics Online

Jounalism Online

Legal Studies Online

Political Science Online

Public Policy Online

Regional Planning Online

Resource Economics Online

Social Thought & Political Economy Online

Sociology & Criminal Justice Online

Sustainable Community Online


Fall 2017 Online Courses - Social and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology Online

Economics Online

Jounalism Online

Legal Studies Online

Political Science Online

Resource Economics Online

Sociology & Criminal Justice Online