The online B.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming is designed for those who are intrigued by sustainable agriculture and possible careers in this field. 

The major 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 and community development.  The self-designed, hands-on internship is an enjoyable experiential component of this program that is optional, but highly recommended.

Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please complete the request form or contact Caanin Manson at 413-545-1537 or at caaninmanson@oe.umass.edu.

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Registration is administered through UMass Amherst University Without Walls. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $482
Non-Refundable Registration Fee per semester $50
Late Reg. Fee per semester* $60
Returned Check Fee per semester** $30
Total for course*** $1506 (482x3 credits = 1,446 + 60 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


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Students are admitted based on their complete applicant profile, including academic record, related experiences, and personal/professional goals. The minimum GPA required for admission is 2.7/4.0 scale. In order to apply for this program, students do not have to have college credits completed. Admission is for the fall or spring semester. If Math and English are necessary, placement exams are required to determine aptitude level.

Enrollment appointments are separate and specific to each term. If a student wants to enroll in a class prior to the term for which they were accepted, they have to do so as a non-degree student which involves completing the non-degree enrollment application and apply for summer financial aid, if necessary.


For more information or if you have further questions, please contact Caanin Manson at 413-545-1537 or at caaninmanson@oe.umass.edu.

Financial Aid: 

For information on Financial Aid please call UMass Amherst Financial Aid Services at 413-545-0801 or visit