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 senior project.  Many projects involve student teams working on campus with other students and staff (e.g., student teams partnering with Facilities to achieve LEED sustainable building ratings).  Other projects include community internships with off-campus business partners. 

Global Interactions and Expertise

Sustainability is immensely international.  Globalized 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 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).

Check out our University Sustainability Guide and Sustainability Pledge to the right to see what Florida Tech is doing 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. 

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.   

We are committed to new initiatives that focus on promoting changes in the classrooms, across campus, and in the community. As members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), students, faculty and staff have access to many benefits to advance career tracks in sustainability studies through courses, campus projects, and research.

Click on the AASHE link below to set up your free account and learn about new initiatives and efforts across the country. We encourage you to help us become a more sustainable campus and to be a part of Florida Tech’s innovations in sustainability education and application.