Major in Sustainable Food and Farming

UMass Amherst


The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst offers an undergraduate program leading to a BS in the Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences major with a concentration Sustainable Food & Farming.

Sustainable Food and Farming allows students who are interested in the social, political and scientific issues of sustainable agriculture and food systems to seek a broad exposure to this discipline in the liberal arts tradition. In this concentration, students are exposed to a range of courses including the biophysical aspects of agriculture and economic aspects of food production and distribution, as well as the social elements affecting food policy and accessibility. Students can tailor their individual programs to prepare for careers in policy, advocacy, community outreach and education in topics related to crop production, food access, and hunger issues, as well as many others. Graduates will be qualified to compete successfully for a wide array of emerging careers in the growing field of food systems.


  • Institution Name: UMass Amherst
  • Department: Stockbridge School of Agriculture
  • Address: 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
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