Associate of Science in Sustainable Food and Farming

About: 

The A.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming is designed for students who wish to explore careers in sustainable agriculture. Students acquire a basic knowledge of both plant and soil sciences, along with education in specific agricultural production and marketing techniques. The major offers flexibility in designing personal program of study, allowing students to focus on production and marketing, agricultural education, and/or public policy and community development.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst also offers a smooth transition into the online bachelor’s degree. Credits earned may be applied to the online BA, Sustainability Studies degree completion program through the University Without Walls (first bachelor's degree only) and the UMass Amherst Bachelor of Science Degree in Sustainable Food and Farming on campus.

Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please complete the request form to the right.

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RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA AND ARKANSAS:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama and Arkansas.

Tuition/Fees: 

Registration is administered through UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $482
Non-Refundable Application Fee $75
Non-Refundable Registration Fee per semester $47
Late Reg. Fee per semester* $60
Returned Check Fee per semester** $30
Total for course*** $1493 (482x3 credits = 1,446 + 47 registration fee per semester)

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Admissions: 

Students are admitted based on their complete applicant profile, including academic record, related experiences, and personal/professional goals. Students do not have to have college credits completed in order to apply for this program.

Admission is for the Fall or Spring semester.

Financial Aid: 

For information on Financial Aid, please contact the UMass Financial Aid Services office at 413-545-0801 or
https://www.umass.edu/cpe/tuition/financial-aid

Request Information

Contact: 
Renee Ciulla
Phone: 
413-687-1392
Campus: 
Amherst
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Associate's Degree
Credits: 
60
Tuition Per Credit: 
$482
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Agriculture
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Educational Leadership
Environmental
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Conservation
Nutrition
Policy Studies
Sustainability
Sustainability Studies
Urban Landscape
Urban Planning and Community Development
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