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Florida Institute of Technology BS in Sustainability Studies
Florida Institute of Technology

BS in Sustainability Studies

Melbourne, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 21,173 / per semester



The Bachelor's in Sustainability Studies

Do you want to develop new sustainable science and engineering innovations, build sustainability consulting businesses, research climate change, create technology solutions, or embark upon related interdisciplinary careers? A BS in Sustainability Studies from Florida Tech could be right for you. Along the way, you’ll develop strong systems-thinking skills, build hands-on experience through campus and community research projects at a university started by NASA scientists, and prepare for a career in the early stages of the remarkable emergence of many sustainability initiatives.

Why Pursue a Sustainability Studies Degree at Florida Tech?

By definition, sustainability studies is an interdisciplinary field, encompassing elements of all colleges and many departments on campus. The Sustainability Studies program is housed in the Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies, which works to integrate students from all disciplines and interests across campus. As a BS program at a major technology university, our diverse student and faculty interests focus on building sustainability innovations for the future.

Become an Expert in Many Aspects of Sustainability Studies

The program is structured so that students closely interact with faculty from many departments in the colleges of Science, Engineering, Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts. The diversity of these interactions and the major requirements to take concentration courses in Environmental Sciences, Technology and Engineering, Business, and Social Sciences gives our sustainability studies students expertise in all the field has to offer, as well as specialization in their preferred topics.

Small Classes — Personalized Attention

Internationally recognized faculty members in the five colleges on campus reflect expertise in multiple disciplines including:

  • Sustainability
  • Renewable energy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Green construction
  • Public policy
  • Oceanography
  • Conservation biology
  • Nonprofit management

Located in the Heart of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor

Florida Tech is the perfect place for a BS in Sustainability Studies. The 130-acre campus is located on the Space Coast (so named because of the presence of NASA and the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral just north of us), minutes away from the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse estuary in North America.

The area has the fifth-largest high-tech workforce in the country, with more than 5,000 high-tech corporations and government and military organizations located nearby. This workforce also provides an abundance of internship and employment opportunities.

Florida Tech is just over the causeway from the Atlantic Ocean with its 72 miles of beautiful beaches, and a short trip to the Florida Keys or the Orlando theme parks. We also have a rich campus life that includes a wide range of intramural and collegiate sports, clubs, and social activities.

Build Lasting Professional Relationships through Campus Organizations

Beyond the classroom, sustainability majors can build leadership and professional experience through participation in organizations like the Student Organization for Sustainability Action, the Student Government Association, Alpha Phi Omega (the national community service and leadership development co-ed fraternity), and over 100 other student organizations.

Florida Tech’s Student Government Association is increasingly important in coordinating and enhancing student sustainability activities. There are many clubs active in sustainable practices, directly or indirectly. For example, the Student Organization for Sustainability Action (SOSA) is an on-campus group dedicated to the practice and implementation of sustainable best practices across the Florida Tech community. The organization strives to identify and catalyze sustainability advances throughout all colleges, campus facilities, and student support services.


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