Worcester Business Journal - UMassOnline Offering 'Green' Degrees

Worcester Business Journal - UMassOnline Offering 'Green' Degrees

By Matthew L. Brown

As a response to the environmental challenges facing businesses, Shrewsbury-based UMassOnline, is offering new programs in sustainable entrepreneurship, environmental public policy and green building.

The programs were developed by and are being offered through UMass Amherst and UMass Dartmouth. UMass Online is the online learning division of the University of Massachusetts system.

The sustainable entrepreneurship program will offer a bachelor's degree and will cover green building, energy conservation, as well as other aspects of the so-called "green economy."

The environmental public policy program will offer a graduate certificate and cover various aspects of environmental law, public process and policy. Students anywhere in the world can pursue the sustainable entrepreneurship degree entirely online.

Date: 05/19/09