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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sustainability Studies

Become the kind of environmentally focused leader the world needs in sectors from agriculture to life sciences to transportation by finishing your bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies online with a focus in sustainability. 

Through the UWW Degree Completion Program you can tailor your degree with online classes in food and farming, sustainable community, business and entrepreneurship, economics, public health, social justice, and more. 

Program Benefits 

  • You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended, or on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule. 
  • Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money. 
  • Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in health to study the intersection of wellness and the environment, to focusing on online business courses to manage a farm or run your own green business. 

Your Future in Sustainability 

With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree focused in sustainability, you can carve out your niche in the growing field of sustainable food and farming, start a sustainable business, or use your new knowledge to launch sustainability initiatives in areas from healthcare to manufacturing.

Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses

You will study with top-notch instructors from the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture, the UMass Isenberg School of Management, the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and the departments of Political Science, Economics, Communication, Anthropology, Geoscience, and more.

To give you an idea of the types of online sustainability and related courses that you could choose from, here is a sampling offered over the past few years.