Academics / Research

As the flagship campus of the commonwealth, UMass Amherst has been a leader in agricultural research and green education since our founding as a land grant institution in 1863.



School of Earth & Sustainability (SES)

SES brings together a suite of undergraduate and graduate degrees that provide students with the knowledge and professional training to address the environmental challenges of the 21st century.


Explore the different aspects of sustainability through 300-plus courses. 


UMass Amherst offers over 20 majors related to sustainability. 

Graduate Programs

The university has variety of graduate programs focused on sustainability, including a MS in Sustainability Science. 

Concentrations & Certificates

The university offers concentrations and certificates related to sustainability. 

Associate Degrees

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst offers sustainability-related associate degrees. 

Co-Curricular Activities

Get credit for cultivating sustainability on campus through either the Eco Rep Program, Permaculture Gardening Program, or Sustainability Fellows Program.

Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF)

SCF is a year-long interdisciplinary fellowship program that enables UMass Amherst faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in sustainability.


Research Centers & Institutions 

UMass Amherst has a variety of research centers and institutes spanning disciplines and specialties. 

Research Next

Research Next is the campus's official window into the research, scholarship, and creative activity.

UMass Amherst Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries are engaged in: fostering sustainability innovations; collaborations with campus partners; educating students to create a healthier, just, and responsible world; supporting the integration of sustainability across the curriculum; modeling green practices; honoring diversity and inclusion; and promoting open access. 

Wind Energy REU program 

The program allows undergraduates to perform hands-on summer research while earning a stipend and provides a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with leaders in the field of wind energy.


A student sits at a stool in the greenhouse performing research, taking samples from flowers with a small pipette tool