Florida Institute of Technology

Excellence in Academic Sustainability

Whether the focus is science, engineering, business, or their interconnections, Florida Tech has advanced Bachelor of Science and minor programs in Sustainability with diverse courses and applied research projects. Sustainability opportunities continue to expand and graduates build applied skills for business, government, non-profit, and other 21st century career fields.

Applied Projects for Campus & Community

All major and minor students in Sustainability do a final capstone project.  Many projects involve student teams working on campus with others (e.g., students partnering with Facilities staff to achieve LEED sustainable building ratings).  Other projects include community internships with off-campus business partners. 

Global Interactions and Expertise

Sustainability is immensely international. New markets require skills that can be applied from local through global scales. With over 35% of undergraduate students from outside the U.S., our campus is rich with students from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.  There are also diverse travel 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 early Space Age, Florida Tech advances sustainability in the intellectual ecosystem of Florida's Space Coast.  With coastal barrier islands, unique estuaries, and a high-diversity of subtropical and temperate ecosystems, leading-edge sustainability is part of our DNA.

Sustainability actions are increasingly central to campus and community life at Florida Tech and the Space Coast of east Florida.  Visit any of the links above and below to learn about sustainability efforts and accomplishments at Florida Tech and in the community.

Check out our University Sustainability Guide and Sustainability Pledge to the right to learn more details and how you can help.  See our What is Sustainability? and FAQ links on the top and bottom of this page to learn the basics and beyond. 

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

As a Tier One Best National University and one of NASA’s earliest partners, we are working to reimagine and redesign more sustainable and interactive living, learning, and working spaces. Through years of efforts, the university has taken action to introduce more innovations while reducing our footprint and fostering a more sustainable campus and community culture.   

As a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), students, faculty and staff at Florida Tech have access to many benefits to advance career tracks in sustainability through courses, campus projects, and research.  Click on the AASHE link below to set up your free student, faculty or staff account and learn about new initiatives and efforts in the state and across the country.  

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