Florida Institute of Technology

Excellence in Academic Sustainability

Whether the focus is science, engineering, business, or their countless interconnections, Florida Tech has rigorous Bachelor of Science and minor programs in Sustainability with key courses, capstone projects, and many research opportunities. Sustainability opportunities are expanding and graduates build marketability across diverse technical and business disciplines.

Applied Projects for Campus & Community

All major and minor students in the sustainability program take a final capstone project course.  Many of these projects involve student teams working on campus projects with other students and staff.  Other student projects include internships with off-campus sustainability partners. 

Global Interactions and Expertise

Sustainability is immensely international. Globalized markets and the internet require skills that can be applied from local through international scales. With over 35% of undergraduate students from outside of the U.S., Florida Tech's campus is rich with students from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. There are also diverse academic travel programs and courses to gain international experience.

Space Coast Ecosystems include Florida Tech and NASA

As a leading high tech university and NASA’s partner since the beginnings of the Space Age, Florida Tech advances sustainability as a broad intellectual ecosystem along the Space Coast region of east Florida.  With coastal barrier islands, major estuaries, and a high-diversity mixture of subtropical and warm temperate ecosystems, leading-edge sustainability is part of our DNA.

Sustainability professionals manage and create linked environmental, economic, and social systems using interdisciplinary skills across a wide array of careers. Of 750 global CEOs, 91% report their company will employ new sustainability technologies within 5 years (UNGC, 2010).

As campus members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Florida Tech students, faculty and staff have access to many benefits to advance career tracks in sustainability studies through courses, campus projects, and research. 

Sustainable systems can be created and maintained with well-designed best practices - management routines that improve resiliency and long-term production. As an international leader in education and research, Florida Tech is itself an engine of sustainability.  Every day, the university serves to inform, propel and sustain:  

  • Best practices in sustainability studies  and associated initiatives through capstone research projects that connect and multiply Academic, Campus, and Research programs,
  • The discovery and application of new information and tools through the innovative work of our student body, faculty, staff, and centers of excellence,
  • Leader development in business, government, non-profit, and educational sectors through top-flight academic programs that graduate workforce-ready sustainability professionals.