Sustainable Food and Farming, B.Sc. | Part time online | University of Massachusetts Amherst | United States
48 months
Duration
38582 USD/year
38172 USD/year
16952 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
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Start date

About

The Sustainable Food and Farming program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is designed for those who are intrigued by sustainable agriculture and possible careers in this field.

Overview

About the Program

The Sustainable Food and Farming program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers flexibility in designing a personal program of study, allowing students to focus on vegetable, fruit and animal systems, permaculture, whole farm production and marketing, agricultural education, public policy, advocacy, community development and more.  The self-designed, hands-on internship is an enjoyable experiential component of this program that is optional, but highly recommended.

120 credits are required to complete the degree.  There are 45 credits of University general education requirements, 26-31 credits of core required classes, 24 agricultural science credits and 20 professional elective credits, including internship credits if the student chooses.

Background

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has offered Bachelor of Science degrees to students at the UMass Amherst campus since 1871 when 27 students graduated with an agricultural degree.  U.S. News & World Report has recently named the Stockbridge School of Agriculture #8 Best Global Universities for Agricultural Science. The Stockbridge School began offering online courses in 2008 and now offers over 40 online classes in Sustainable Food & Farming.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Insects & Related Forms
  • Soil Science and Management
  • Botany
  • Sustainable Horticulture
  • Building a Sustainable Homestead
  • Practical Beekeeping

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete Common Application (including the UMass questions)
  • Official high school transcript (grades 9 -11) or Secondary School Exams
  • Official transcripts for all completed college coursework
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application fee of $85 (unable to waive)
  • English Language Proficiency Requirements
  • (Optional) SAT and/or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38582 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38582 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    38172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38172 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16952 USD per year during 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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