You are invited to take one or more of our online classes in Sustainable Food and Farming, either individually or toward completion of the UMass 15-credit Certificate Program or our 60-credit Associate of Science degree or our fully online B.S. degree. These credits also transfer to other universities and colleges.
Summer Registration opens on March 12, 2018
Summer Term I – May 21 – June 29
- STOCKSCH 100 – Botany for Gardeners (GenEd-BS – 4 cr)
- STOCKSCH 120 – Organic Gardening and Farming (GenEd-BS – 4cr)
- STOCKSCH 281 – Topics in Herbalism (2 cr – new)
- STOCKSCH 265 – Sustainable Agriculture
- STOCKSCH 288 – Land Use Policies & Sustainable Farming
- STOCKSCH 356 – Food Justice and Policy (new)
Summer Term II – July 9 – August 17
- STOCKSCH 100 – Botany for Gardeners (GenEd-BS – 4cr)
- STOCKSCH 172 – Plants in Our World (GenEd-BS & G – 4cr)
- STOCKSCH 290 – Forest Incomes for the Small Farm
- STOCKSCH 290 HP – Hemp Production (pending approval – not yet available to register – check back)
- STOCKSCH 320 – Organic Vegetable Production
- STOCKSCH 322 – Post-harvest Handling of Fruits & Vegetables
- STOCKSCH 382 – Professional Development in Sustainable Food and Farming (satisfies Junior Writing requirement for SFF majors)
- STOCKSCH 386 – Sustainable Site Design and Planning
Summer Term I&II – May 21 – August 17
To begin planning for the future, see….
We are working on adding these courses to our online class schedule…and please let us know if there is a topic you would like to see included!
- Hemp Production
- Small Farm Husbandry: Cow, Goat and Sheep for meat production
- The Future of Food
- Plant Breeding and Genetics
- On Farm Trials and Experimentation
- Farm to Glass (Growing and Producing Beer, Wine, Hard Cider, Mead and Spirits)
- Energy on the Farm
- Sustainable Fisheries
- Carbon Farming Solutions for Climate Change
- Hydroponics and Aquaponics
- Urban Agriculture
If you have suggestions for courses you want to take, please contact Renee Ciulla.
NOTE: The UMass Sustainable Food and Farming Certificate has been declared eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits. For instructions see: Veterans Benefits.
COST: The online classes in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture cost $482 per credit. Students accepted into the Associate of Science degree may have access to financial aid. For more information, see: Financial Aid.
International Students Welcome: Since this program is fully online there are no visas required, and therefore no barriers for any international student to apply and take classes. Keep in mind that if a student would like to come to campus to participate in a commencement, or other type of formal meeting, they would need to do so on a visitor’s visa, not a student visa.
Other Options: If you are interested in a graduate level online Certificate, please see the Tufts University program. If you are not interested in earning college credit, there are many non-credited workshops and short courses you can take outside of the university. For a list see: non-university workshops and courses.