SBS Online Courses
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.