TO BE AWARDED THE CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FARMING...

... students must take at least one of these foundation courses:

  • STOCKSCH 100 – Botany for Gardeners (4 cr)

  • STOCKSCH 106 - Soil Science & Management (3 cr) or STOCKSH 105 - Soils (4 cr)

  • STOCKSCH 108 – Intro to Botany (4 cr)

  • STOCKSCH 265 – Sustainable Agriculture (3 cr)

  • STOCKSCH 320 – Organic Vegetable Production (3 cr)

and may take any other STOCKSCH classes to total 15 credits, with the following exceptions:

  • No Practicum classes will count toward the Certificate (298, 298, 498 etc.)

  • No Independent Study classes will count toward the Certificate (296, 396, 496 etc.)

  • No classes taken Pass/Fail will count toward the Certificate

  • No more than 6 credits from courses numbered either -90 (Experimental) or -97 (Special Topics) will be allowed.

To see our list of online courses go to:

                                     Online Annual Class Schedule

Upon completion of 15 credits, please contact Dr. John M. Gerber for review and approval.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • Courses must be taken either on the UMass campus or online however all courses counted toward the Certificate must be STOCKSCH

  • Any classes taken toward completion of the Certificate will also count toward the fully online Associate of Science degree and/or B.S. degree as well.

All For more information on these degrees, see:

Online A.S. Degree
Online B.S. Degree

To register for the Certificate Program, go to: 

        Certificate Program Registratoin